Multi-agency response to person in water

Lifeboats News Release

It was an early wake-up call for members of Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew as they were tasked to liase with Devon and Cornwall Police to be on stand-by as there was a person in the water at Teignmouth.

The volunteer crew launched the Two Annes lifeboat at 2.45am today (Friday, 2 July 2021) and were part of a multi-agency response which included Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service, Coastguard Teams and a Police helicopter.

Once the person was in the care of the Police, the lifeboat crew were stood down and returned to station at 4am.

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