Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew rescue person aboard broken-down boat
Teignmouth lifeboat crew helped a person on Saturday afternoon after their small cabin cruiser suffered engine failure.
The volunteer crew launched at 12.18pm and arrived on scene about two miles to the north of Teignmouth at 12.27pm. The casualty had tried to row the vessel but could not make headway. They were taken aboard the Two Annes lifeboat and the vessel was taken on tow and returned to the mooring on the Teign Estuary.
The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station and was ready for service at 1.04pm.
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.