Man on broken down Bayliner rescued by Exmouth RNLI volunteers
Exmouth RNLI volunteers launched inshore lifeboat George Bearman at 6.41pm on 2 July following a call to the lifeboat station. A six metre powerboat had broken down and was drifting towards the rocks at Straight Point.
Kevin Riley, Lifeboat Operations Manager authorised the launch of the D class lifeboat with three crew volunteers to assist the broken down powerboat. Once on scene, a tow line was attached to the vessel and the Bayliner was towed back into the river Exe and placed on the pontoon at Starcross with the owner.
‘In this case, fortunately for him there was someone at the station to take the call. We recommend that people contact the Coastguard by calling 999 immediately if they have a problem, preferably by VHF radio. This will expedite the request for assistance as mobile phones can’t be guaranteed to work at sea.’