Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew assist in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

There was a multi-agency response in the search for a missing person this afternoon on the River Teign.

Atlantic lifeboat

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Atlantic lifeboat

The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch both the Atlantic and Arancia lifeboats and were afloat at 2.30pm on Tuesday, 28 April 2020. The crew were tasked to assist in a search on the River Teign, due to low water the Atlantic lifeboat could cover a limited distance but the Arancia lifeboat went beyond Coombe Cellars. The Devon and Cornwall Police and Police helicopter were on scene and the local Coastguard team were also involved.

The missing person was located safe and well and the crew were stood down at 4.17pm and returned safely to station.

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