Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew in search for a potential missing person
The Teignmouth lifeboat crew were involved in a multi-agency search for a potential missing person in the Teignmouth and Shaldon area.
The volunteer crew received a request to launch at 8.54pm on Friday, 10 April 2020 following a report by a member of the public that a person may have been missing. The local Coastguard team and Devon and Cornwall Police were also involved in the task.
Teignmouth lifeboat crew launched both the Atlantic and Arancia lifeboats and a thorough search was conducted in the Teignmouth and Shaldon area including the River Teign.
The crew were stood down and returned safely to station where they were recovered at 11.35pm.
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.