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Exmouth RNLI saved three cut off by tide

Lifeboats News Release

Exmouth RNLI lifesavers saved three individuals cut off by the tide at Orcombe Point today.

RNLI/John Thorogood

Exmouth Inshore Lifeboat in action.

At 9.35 am today, Saturday 3 September 2022 the crew of Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II were completing an exercise when they were tasked to assist three ladies on the beach east of Orcombe Point, Exmouth who had been cut off by the tide.

The volunteer crew were on scene very quickly, located the casualties, took them on board the lifeboat and then to the safety of shore by the Lifeboat Station. They were not injured and did not require any medical attention.

Once satisfied that the three were safe and well the volunteer lifesavers prepared the lifeboat for further service.

Exmouth RNLI crew involved were :

Deputy Launch Authority : Neil Hurlock

Inshore Lifeboat : Helm, Mark Cockman. Crew, Mark Champion and Nick Wright.

Shore Crew : Tractor Driver, Neil Cannon. Head Launcher, John Dinsdale.

Tide times and heights vary continuously and can easily catch beachgoers and walkers out, putting their safety at risk. Detailed RNLI safety advice regarding tides can be found at :

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