WALKERS TRAPPED BY TIDE AT HOLY ISLAND.

Holy Island Causeway has sanctuaries above high tide level

Holy Island Causeway has large warning signs in addition to local tide tables being available – if in doubt ask the locals because they know the dangers

When you call for help Seahouses Libeboat and its flank stations will respond together with the Coast Guard, even in very bad conditions at risk to their own lives

The Holy Island Causeway regularly sees walkers and vehicles stranded by the tide even though there are tide tables and large warning signs. Please make sure this Summer that you check tide times before using any tidal causeway. If you see yourself in danger please make for the nearest sanctuary, if one is provided, and call for help – STAY SAFE  THIS SUMMER……. SARN Ed.

At 12:15hr on Tuesday 30 July 2019, 6 walkers were trying to cross the  Pilgrims Way footpath across the sands at Holy Island, but found themselves trapped by the rising tide. With water to their chests, they called 999 and requested help.

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Exmouth RNLI rescues teenage swimmer in difficulty

Photograph : RNLI Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II launches to the rescue.

Photograph credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI.

Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II launched during the evening of Thursday 25 July 2019 following a report by a member of the public that a swimmer was in difficulties off Exmouth seafront.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers called out three times after busy PR weekend

PR080719 Angling charter with failing gear box

PR080619-3 Lyme and Exmouth lifeboats at Beer

PR080719-2 Exmouth RNLI at Teignmouth Air show

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Exmouth’s Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn attended two public relations’ events in Lyme Bay over the weekend of 6 and 7 July. Three call-outs followed on Sunday evening within two miles of Exmouth lifeboat station.

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New Lifeboat Operations Manager takes the helm at Exmouth RNLI

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PR270619 New Lifeboat Operations Manager, Mike Gall (centre left) takes over from Kevin Riley MBE (centre right) with Exmouth RNLI lifeboat Crew and Shore Crew volunteers.

On 21 June, Mike Gall, a retired Royal Navy Dentist took over the volunteer management role at Exmouth lifeboat station from Kevin Riley MBE, after a total of 20 years’ dedicated voluntary service.

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Casualty thanks Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers after Easter rescue

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PR280619 Casualty, Janet Dawkins hands over a cheque to Exmouth lifeboat volunteers who responded to the call for help.

(L to R: Crew volunteers, Charlie Allen and Harry Griffin; Janet Dawkins and Nick Clayton; Helm, Henry Mock and Deputy Launching Authority, Rachel Hughes)

On 26 June, a Bristol couple returned to the south Devon coast to thank the volunteer team who responded to their call for help on 20 April.

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