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Four inshore lifeboat shouts for crew volunteers

Four inshore lifeboat shouts for crew volunteers

Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were tasked four times in the past week, with some early morning and late night call outs.

The first was on 31st July at 04.21 am when the crew were tasked by Portland Coastguards to help join in the search for a distressed female. The woman had made a call to the emergency services initiating that she may enter the water at some point. The volunteer crew joined police and local coastguards in carrying out a search of the Exmouth beach area. They were stood down when the lady was found on land.

On Monday August 2nd at 5.55pm, the crew were tasked by Brixham Coastguards to the aid a 22ft yacht which had engine failure and was unable to make progress into the estuary. The yacht was from the Starcross area. The volunteer crew towed the vessel to a visitors mooring and took the persons ashore.

Also on Monday August 2nd, at 11.40pm, Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were tasked to standby quietly in the water while Exmouth Coastguards and police attempted to help a distressed female who was near the cliff edge at Budleigh Salterton. Eventually she was talked out staying there and taken safely into protective police custody

On Tuesday 3rd August at 9.14am, Portland Coastguards tasked Exmouth RNLI to carry out a sea search after it was reported that clothes were found on a beach in Budleigh Salterton. The inshore lifeboat was launched and after a short while the all weather lifeboat was also launched but as they did, the inshore lifeboat crew found the man. He had gone for an early morning swim and had not left a note to say he had done so. The crew watched him safely ashore. False alarm with good intent.

Author: Exmouth RNLI

Exmouth RNLI

Emma Tarling has been a Lifeboat Press Officer at Exmouth Lifeboat Station since May 2011. She is one of over 250 volunteers who work to raise the profile of the RNLI through the media.