Articles Exmouth RNLI rescue windsurfer with broken fin

Exmouth RNLI rescue windsurfer with broken fin

Exmouth RNLI rescue windsurfer with broken fin

The Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat, George Bearman was tasked at 12.05pm on Monday 8 April by Brixham coastguard to a windsurfer in difficulty, off Maer rocks.

The three-man RNLI crew, made up of experienced volunteers Andy Stott, Mark Champion and Roger Jackson at the helm, were on the water within 11 minutes. A kitesurfer had raised the alarm by alerting RNLI lifeguards, based further along the beach, who are currently making preparations for the upcoming season.

The charity’s volunteers recovered the casualty, a local man from Budleigh Salterton and brought him back to the station. The George Bearman returned to service at 12.50pm.

• Exmouth, Teignmouth and Dawlish Warren beaches will be patrolled by RNLI lifeguards between 25 May and 8 September 2013

Author: ian_taylor@rnli.org.uk