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Exmouth RNLI lifesavers help rescue injured man

Exmouth RNLI lifesavers help rescue injured man

Exmouth RNLI volunteers attended reports of a man injured at Sandy Bay this afternoon.

Following a call for assistance from their RNLI Lifeguard colleagues, at 3.32pm on Thursday 2nd June 2022 the crew of Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II attended a report of a man who had fallen on rocks at Sandy Bay, Exmouth and sustained a suspected spinal injury.

The volunteer lifesavers, led by Inshore Lifeboat Helm, Charles Swales and crew Ed Thomas and Guy Munnings, quickly sped to the scene and rapidly located the casualty who was being helped by the Sandy Bay RNLI Lifeguard Team.

Exmouth Inshore Lifeboat launches to the rescue

The casualty was assessed by the RNLI volunteers and given first aid treatment whilst awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.

Other Exmouth RNLI volunteers who assisted were Deputy Launch Authority, Rob Vince, Head Launcher Neil Cannon, Tractor Driver Robert Thompson and shore crew Nick Wright and Rory Carrig.

The lifeboat remained at the scene until the casualty was safeguarded and an ambulance arrived.

The volunteer crew and the inshore lifeboat returned to Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station at 5.20pm and was back on service a short time later.

Author: John Thorogood

John is the Exmouth Lifeboat Press Officer & Fundraising Press Officer, covering operations, fundraising and events to help save lives at sea.