Lifeboat launched to reports of vehicle in water

Teignmouth RNLI crew launched on Tuesday 14 December following concerns for a vehicle in the water at Oddicombe Beach.

Teignmouth lifeboat at sea

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Solent Coastguard requested the assistance of Teignmouth RNLI after concerns were raised when a vehicle entered the water at Oddicombe Beach. The crew launched The Two Annes, Teignmouth’s Atlantic 85 Lifeboat at 8.30am on 14 December and headed towards the location of the reported vehicle. The crew were subsequently stood down on route to Oddicombe Beach following the arrival of the Coastguard team on scene, who quickly established there were no casualties. The crew then returned to the station where the boat was refuelled and ready for service at 9.15am.

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