Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew called to help paddle boarders
Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat crew received a request to launch at 3.29pm on Thursday, 4 March 2021 to help two paddle boarders who had got into difficulty off Torbay.
The volunteer crew launched the Atlantic 85 lifeboat and made their way to the casualties. They then received a report that the paddle boarders had been recovered by passer-bys and taken to the beach. The crew returned to station.
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.