Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew launch to investigate item in water
Teignmouth lifeboat crew were requested to launch to investigate floating debris spotted by the National Coastwatch Institution in the Teignmouth area just after 9am on Saturday, 24 November 2018
Upon arrival the volunteer crew found a boat mast and sunken dingy. A further search resulted in a part of a wrecked hull being found at the Parson and Clerk headland. The crew carried out another search but nothing else was found and the Two Annes lifeboat and crew returned safely to station.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.