Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew respond to report of missing person
The volunteer crew assembled following a report of a missing person and were stood down.
The lifeboat crew received a request to launch at 9.49am on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 and assembled whilst ensuring appropriate safety measures given the coronavirus. The missing person was located and the crew were stood down prior to launching the lifeboat.
Our priority is keeping people safe in the sea and around our coast as it always has been. At a time when emergency services are already stretched we ask everyone to follow government advice. The RNLI is asking everyone to carefully consider the need to go to visit the beach, the coast or go into the water in case they get into difficulty. If you do choose to visit the coast the RNLI water safety advice is;
- Take care if walking near cliffs - know your route and your limitations
- Check the weather forecast and tide times
- If going afloat, carry a means for calling for help and always wear a lifejacket
- If you fall into the water unexpectedly FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and Float
- In any coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard
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.