Teignmouth RNLI assists person aboard broken down vessel
A person aboard a broken down vessel was assisted by Teignmouth RNLI on Sunday afternoon.
The volunteer crew received a request to launch at 4.10pm and went to Dawlish where there was a person aboard a speedboat which had suffered engine failure.
The crew took the vessel under tow and returned it to Teignmouth.
The crew returned to station and the lifeboat was refuelled and ready for service at 5.30pm.
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.