Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew carry out medical evacuation
An unwell male was assisted by Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew and RNLI lifeguard, Coastguard Team and Paramedics this morning.
The volunteer lifeboat crew received a request to launch at 10.28am on Wednesday 29 July and went to Sprey Point at Teignmouth where there was an unwell male.
The casualty was put aboard the lifeboat and taken to the lifeboat station where he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital for further care.
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