Three shouts for Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew in a few days
Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew were busy last week (week beginning 13 July 2020) with three shouts.
The first on Wednesday, 15 July 2020 was a multi-agency response to assist an injured man with Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew, Paramedics, Coastguard teams, a Coastguard rescue helicopter and Police all involved.
The volunteer lifeboat crew received a request to launch at 7.48pm to Long Quarry, Torquay where there was a male with injuries. The casualty was given first aid and the crew transferred paramedics and members of the Coastguard from Babbacombe to the incident site. The Coastguard rescue helicopter was requested and the casualty was transferred to hospital.
The next call-out on Friday, 17 July was to take over towing a jet ski. The jet ski was taking on water and was under tow by Exmouth RNLI lifeboat crew and the Teignmouth crew took over and returned to Teignmouth.
The volunteer crew were requested to launch again the following day at 6.04pm following a kayaker falling into the water near Shaldon Bridge. The crew took the casualty aboard the lifeboat and returned to the boathouse where the person received casualty care and was taken by ambulance to hospital for further treatment.
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.