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Teignmouth lifeboat crew help two children cut off by the tide

Lifeboats News Release

On a sunny Sunday afternoon the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew helped two children who had become cut off by the tide and were on Sprat Sand split off Teignmouth.

A stock photo of Teignmouth lifeboat

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Stock photo of Teignmouth lifeboat
The request to launch was received at 3.21pm on Sunday, 24 March 2019 and the volunteer crew were on scene at 3.29pm. The children were taken aboard the Two Annes lifeboat watched by many people ashore at Teignmouth who gave the crew an applause. The crew and casualties returned safely to the lifeboat station.

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