An angler was assisted by volunteer lifeboat crew on Wednesday evening (23 June 2021).
The crew received a request to launch at 10.40pm following a report of an angler aboard a dinghy who was struggling to return to shore against a strong tide. The crew were quickly on scene in the mouth of the river at Teignmouth and they escorted the person and dinghy into port. A fisherman had waded out to help the person and safely made their own way back to shore.
The crew returned to station and were ready for service by 11.30pm.
Key facts about the RNLI
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 over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, 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.