Teignmouth lifeboat crew help locate fisherman
Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew assisted in a search for a missing fisherman on Sunday afternoon.
The volunteer crew were tasked to assist in the search after the fisherman had failed to return from fishing in the Long Quarry area, Torbay. Torbay Coastguard team were also involved in the search.
Two members of the lifeboat crew went ashore and located the fisherman and gave medical care with the Coastguard team. Due to the location, it was decided that the best way to move the casualty was by helicopter and transfer them to an ambulance at a nearby cricket field.
The crew and lifeboat 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.