Articles Two Call-Outs for Exmouth RNLI volunteers

Two Call-Outs for Exmouth RNLI volunteers

Two Call-Outs for Exmouth RNLI volunteers

The Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were tasked to two incidents in two days. The first a capsized boat and the second to help search for a distressed woman.

On Saturday 25th September at 2.37pm, Brixham Coastguard tasked the volunteer crew of the inshore lifeboat George Bearman to a report of a Hobie Cat that had capsized, with one of the two crew members in the water. The lifeboat crew reached the two casualties and found they had managed to right their vessel but it had it’s lost hatch cover and was taking in water. For safety, the two casualties were transferred to the inshore lifeboat and the boat was towed to Shelly Beach.

On Monday 27th September at 11.10pm, Brixham Coastguard tasked the volunteer inshore lifeboat crew to help in the search for a 38 year old distressed female holidaymaker from Stratford Upon Avon. The woman rang the emergency services in a distressed state and initially gave her location as ‘under a waterfall near a river’. Using local knowledge, Coastguards and the inshore lifeboat searched the local area. She was found at the foot of the cliffs where the water cascades down at Sandy Bay Beach. She was taken up to an ambulance where she initially refused treatment.

Author: 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.