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Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew respond to swimmers swept up river

Lifeboats News Release

Whilst training on Thursday evening, members of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew received a tasking to a report of swimmers who had been swept up the river Teign from the Ness.

The volunteer crew commenced a search up the river and shortly afterwards the casualties were safely located and the crew were stood down and resumed their training exercise.

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