Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat Crew assist swimmers
Seven swimmers at Coryton Cove, Dawlish were helped by Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew after getting into difficulty in heavy surf by rocks.
The volunteer crew received the request to launch at 12.36pm on Thursday, 20 August 2020. When they arrived on scene the swimmers had made it ashore onto the beach. Two crew members were placed ashore and gave casualty care until paramedics arrived on scene, five swimmers were taken to hospital as a precaution.
The lifeboat and crew returned safely to station.
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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.