Exmouth RNLI called to report of two persons in difficulty in the River Exe
Exmouth RNLI volunteer crew launched this lunchtime to rescue two individuals reportedly in difficulty in the River Exe.
In their third assignment in three days, at 12.41pm today Thursday 12 August 2021, H.M. Coastguard tasked the crew of Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II to attend a report of two individuals, including a 12 year old female, in difficulty in the River Exe.
The charity’s lifeboat launched at 12.49pm, crewed by Helm, Mark Cockman and volunteer crew James Searle and Nick Wright who made their way to the river to locate the casualties. Other Exmouth RNLI crew volunteers who attended were Guy Munnings, Neil Cannon, Tim Barnes, Ed Steele, Roger Jackson, Charles Swales, Harry Griffin, Andy Stott and James Edge.
The lifeboat crew were assisted in the operation by the crews of Exmouth Water Taxi 'Exeplorer', Stuart Line ‘Tudor Rose’ and a team from H.M. Coastguard Rescue.
Meanwhile the casualties were taken on board the Exmouth Water Taxi and conveyed to Star Cross where they awaited the arrival of the lifeboat crew and an ambulance to assess their condition.
A short time later both the lifeboat and the ambulance arrived and the casualties were placed under their care. Their condition is not known but it is not thought to be serious.
On completion of the tasking at 2.55pm, the lifesavers returned to Exmouth Lifeboat Station where the inshore lifeboat was back on service a short time later.
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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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.