Teignmouth RNLI launch to aid of kite surfer in the River Teign

Lifeboats News Release

Sunday 20 March saw the launch of the Teignmouth Lifeboat, The Two Annes and her volunteer crew to assist a reported casualty in the River Teign.

RNLI/Amy Furlong

Image of Teignmouth RNLI launching in River Teign
A young kite surfer had become separated from their board which left them adrift in the river and in need of assistance. A concerned onlooker from the shore raised the alarm to Solent Coastguard who requested the assistance from Teignmouth RNLI at 11:14 on Sunday.

The volunteer crew arrived quickly on the scene to find that the casualty had already been helped to the shore by a family member who was also out kite surfing at the time. Two members of the crew headed to shoreline to check the casualty was well and that no further treatment would be required.

The lifeboat then returned to station where the boat was back on service by 11:55.

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