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Exmouth RNLI rescue kitesurfer in distress

Exmouth RNLI rescue kitesurfer in distress

At 14:24 hrs today, Thursday 24 December 2020, Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat, D-755 Peggy-D, was tasked by H.M. Coastguard following a report by Exmouth National Coastwatch Institution volunteers that a kitesurfer appeared in distress in the sea off Dawlish Warren.

The lifeboat, crewed by Helm, Scott Ranft and crew, David Preece and Roy Stott, launched at 14:38hrs and made it’s way to the scene of the incident. At 14:43hrs the volunteer RNLI crew made contact with the casualty who was taken on board the lifeboat and conveyed to the safety of shore at Exmouth. He was uninjured and did not require medical attention.

On completion of the assignment the inshore lifeboat was stood down and returned to station where it was back on service at 14:52hrs.

Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat speeds to the scene of the incident.

The RNLI’s advice and tips on kitesurfing can be found here:

https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/kitesurfing

Exmouth RNLI would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a safe and healthy 2021.

Author: John Thorogood

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