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Exmouth RNLI called to assist water user in difficulty

Exmouth RNLI called to assist water user in difficulty

Volunteer crew of Exmouth RNLI were tasked to attend a report of a water user in difficulty near Exmouth Marina this evening.

At 6.02pm today Wednesday 19th April 2023, H.M. Coastguard tasked the volunteer crew of Exmouth RNLI all weather lifeboat 13-03 R & J Welburn to a report of a kayaker in difficulty off Exmouth Marina. The launch was authorised by Deputy Launch Authority, Hedley Saunders.

The lifeboat was manned by lifesavers Steve Hockings-Thompson, Guy Munnings, Mark Cockman, Ed Thomas, Andy Stott and Matt Bragg.

Exmouth All Weather Lifeboat in action

A search commenced of the area and at 6.32pm the casualty was located and identified off Dawlish Warren. He was no longer in difficulty, was safe and well and did not require any further assistance at which time H.M. Coastguard stood down the lifeboat.

RNLI advice regarding coastal walking can be found here: https://rnli.org/safety/choose-your-activity/kayaking-and-canoeing

Author: ian_taylor@rnli.org.uk