Busy weekend for Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew

Lifeboats News Release

The Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew had a busy weekend on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April 2021 with a five-hour shout on Saturday followed by a six-hour shout on Sunday, both callouts involved the crew in a search for a missing person.

Stock photo of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat


Stock photo of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat

Whilst tasked on Sunday the crew found an adult and his dog in need of assistance on cliffs at Watcombe Bay and they relocated them to Watcombe car park.

The search was a joint effort with RNLI Torbay, Coastguard teams, search and rescue helicopter and Police.

Sadly, on Monday, it was reported by Devon and Cornwall Police that a body had been located at the base of cliffs near Torquay. Our thoughts are with the casualty’s family and friends.

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