Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew respond to paddle boarders in difficulty

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Two paddle boarders reportedly in difficulty made it safely back to shore and were met by Coastguard team.

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Teignmouth lifeboat crew were tasked just after 2pm following a report by a member of the public of two paddle boarders who looked in difficulty. The boarders had got swept out past the Ness, Shaldon by the strong ebb tide and had disappeared from sight.

The volunteer crew carried out a search and were stood down as the boarders had managed to land at Ness Cove where they were attended to by the Coastguard team.

The crew returned safely to station.

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