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Teignmouth lifeboat crew help locate fisherman

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Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew assisted in a search for a missing fisherman on Sunday afternoon.

Stock photo of the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

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Stock photo of the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

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.

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