Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew assist jet skier
An injured jet skier was assisted by the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew and RNLI Lifeguards on Sunday afternoon.
The volunteer crew received the launch request at 3.48pm and were promptly on scene on the beach near the National Coastwatch Institution Tower, Teignmouth. The injured jet skier had been assisted on to the beach and immediate first aid was given. Crew and the Coastguard team prepared a landing site and an air ambulance landed on the beach and the casualty was airlifted to hospital.
This was the second shout for the crew as in the morning whilst on training they assisted a person who had run out of fuel off Teignmouth and they towed their vessel to Humphrey’s boat yard in Teignmouth.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.