Teignmouth RNLI assist in search for missing person
Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew were involved in a search for a missing person on Wednesday, 11 November 2020.
The volunteer crew launched the Atlantic 85 lifeboat at 4.30pm and were tasked with carrying out a search in the Teignmouth and Dawlish area. Exmouth RNLI and the Coastguard Team were also involved in the search. After a thorough search the crew were stood down and returned to station.
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.