Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew come to the aid of one man and his dog
A man and his dog were assisted by Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew and the Torbay and Teignmouth Coastguard teams on Sunday afternoon.
The volunteer lifeboat crew launched at 2.05pm on Sunday, 23 February 2020 upon report of a man and his dog stranded in a bay near Maidencombe. The crew located the casualty and took him and his companion aboard the lifeboat and took them to Babbacombe Pier where they were met by the Coastguard team.
The crew and lifeboat returned safely to station and were recovered at 2.25pm.
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.