Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew help angler

Lifeboats News Release

An angler was assisted by volunteer lifeboat crew on Wednesday evening (23 June 2021).

Stock photo of the Two Annes lifeboat


The Two Annes lifeboat
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.

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