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Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew help in search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

A multi-agency search took place on Friday evening for a missing person.

Stock photo of Atlantic 85 lifeboat


Stock photo of Atlantic 85

The volunteer lifeboat crew launched both the Atlantic 85 and Arancia lifeboats on Friday, 2 October 2020 in response to a report of a missing person. The crew aboard the Atlantic 85 undertook a shoreline search in Teignmouth whilst crew on the Arancia searched the river Teign. The Exmouth all weather lifeboat, search and rescue helicopter and Coastguard team were also involved in the search.

The casualty was located by police and the crew were stood down and returned safely to station.

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