Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew rescue two people cut off by tide
Two people who had been cut off by the tide were rescued by Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew in the early hours.
The volunteer crew received a launch request at 1.02am on Sunday, 18 August 2019 and went to the Oddicombe area. The two casualties were transferred to the Two Annes lifeboat and taken to Torquay marina.
The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station and were refuelled and ready for service at 2.45am.
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.