Teignmouth RNLI assist injured coasteer

Lifeboats News Release

A person coasteering who suffered a suspected back injury on Saturday afternoon (26 June 2021) was assisted by Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew.

Members of the volunteer lifeboat crew received a request to launch at 1.31pm and when they arrived on scene near Anstey's Cove the Air Ambulance helicopter was already on the beach. Three members of the lifeboat crew went ashore and helped transfer the casualty to the helicopter.

The crew stood down and returned to station, the lifeboat was ready for service at 2.25pm. The RNLI would recommend that people coasteering do so with an organised group.

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