Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew assist cut off fishermen

Lifeboats News Release

Three fishermen were assisted by Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew when they became cut off by the tide near Babbacombe beach.

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The volunteer crew received the request to launch at 8.13pm on 18 October 2020. The fishermen were located and were safe and well, the crew took them aboard the lifeboat and returned them to Babbacombe Pier.

The crew returned to station and the lifeboat was ready for service at 9.15pm.

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