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Teignmouth lifeboat crew assist broken down vessel

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday evening Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew came to the aid of casualties aboard a broken down vessel off Babbacombe, Torbay.

Launching the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

RNLI/Anna Winston

Launching the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

The volunteer crew received a request to launch at 8.58pm on Saturday, 25 May 2019 and upon arrival they took the vessel on tow and transferred the casualities and vessel to Polly Steps in Teignmouth where the Teignmouth Coastguard team met them.

The crew and Two Annes lifeboat returned safely to station and were recovered at 10.15pm.

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