Overturned kayaker raises concern on River Teign
There was concern for a kayaker when an onlooker saw them overturn and lose sight of the person on the River Teign.
The Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew received the launch request at 6.09pm (Thursday, 4 June) following a report of a kayaker overturning and the person not being seen resurfacing. Both lifeboats were launched to investigate, the Coastguard Team and Police were also on scene. The kayaker was located on land and was well and the lifeboat crew were stood down and returned to station.
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