Teignmouth lifeboat crew help woman who fell from cliff

Lifeboats News Release

A woman who fell from a cliff near the Carey Arms at Babbacombe was assisted by members of the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew.

Stock photo of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat


Stock photo of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

The volunteer crew launched the Two Annes lifeboat at 4.02pm on Wednesday, 23 May 2019 and arrived on scene at 4.10pm. The casualty who had sustained a facial injury was transferred to the lifeboat and taken to Babbacombe beach where an ambulance was waiting. She was then transferred by air ambulance to hospital.

The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station and were recovered at 4.52pm.

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