Exmouth RNLI called to assist paddleboarders

1: ILB_ – Exmouth RNLI lifesavers launch to the rescue Credit : RNLI

2: ILB_8 8 20a – Exmouth RNLI lifesavers launch to the rescue Credit : RNLI

Exmouth RNLI volunteer crew members launched their inshore lifeboat this evening following a report that two female paddleboarders in difficulty near Budleigh Salterton.

At 7.16pm today Wednesday 26 May 2021 Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II was launched having been tasked by H.M. Coastguard to a report of two female paddleboarders in difficulty near Otterton Ledge, Budleigh Salterton. The Exmouth Coastguard team was also tasked to the rescue.

The lifeboat launched at 7.25pm and was commandeered by Exmouth RNLI volunteer crew, Helm Harry Griffin, Mark Cockman and Dougie Wright.

The lifesavers located the casualties at 7.35pm, and they were taken to safety. Neither required any medical treatment.

The lifeboat then made its way back to the Lifeboat Station and was back on service a short time later.

More detailed RNLI safety advice on tides can be viewed at this link :

https://rnli.org/safety/know-the-risks/tides