Exmouth RNLI called to two persons stranded

Lifeboats News Release

Exmouth RNLI volunteer crew launched to to rescue two individuals and a dog trapped by the tide near Exmouth.

At 6:17pm today Saturday 10 July 2021 Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II were tasked by H.M. Coastguard to attend to two individuals and a dog who had become trapped by the tide between Orcombe Point and Sandy Bay, Exmouth.

The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat launched at 6.29pm, crewed by Helm, Roy Stott and volunteer crew James Searle and Ed Thomas and quickly made their way to the scene. They made contact with the casualties and took them on board the lifeboat.

The lifeboat returned to Exmouth where the casualties were safely put ashore at 6.45pm. None suffered any injuries or required medical attention.

Comprehensive RNLI safety advice for water users and pedestrians walking along the shoreline can be found here:

https://rnli.org/safety/know-the-risks/tides

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