Two shouts for Teignmouth Lifeboat Crew in 24 hours

Lifeboats News Release

The Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew responded to two call outs in 24 hours.

The first shout was on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 when the Teignmouth lifeboat crew were tasked to a person in the water in the Holcombe area following a 999 phone call.

The request to launch was received at 1.35pm after a member of the public had reported a dog in the water and a person subsequently entering the water to retrieve the dog. The volunteer crew were on scene at 1.42pm on a calm day and the Coastguard Shore Team was also on scene. The crew carried out a thorough search but no casualty was found and they were stood down at 2.08pm and returned safely to station.

The second shout on Thursday, 24 May 2018 involved the RNLI crew rescuing a man after he had slipped over close to the water in Torbay.

The volunteer crew launched the Two Annes lifeboat at 12.41pm and were promptly on scene on a calm day with good visibility. The casualty had fallen at Watcombe Caves and two crew members went ashore to assess the situation. The crew took the casualty aboard the lifeboat and transferred him to Babbacombe Pier. The Coastguard Shore Team was also in attendance and they returned the casualty to their hotel.

The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station and the lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service at 1.23pm.

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