Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat rescue kitesurfer in difficulty

ILB in action.jpg : Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat in action. Credit: RNLI

Exmouth RNLI volunteers were on exercise this afternoon when they were called to rescue a 16 year old kitesurfer in difficulty.

At 2.09pm today Sunday 24 October 2021, the volunteer crew of Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II were engaged in a training exercise off Exmouth Seafront when they came across a 16 year old female kitesurfer struggling in the water by number 7 buoy and calling for help.

The lifesavers, Helm, Harry Griffin and crew James Edge and Mark Cockman, lifted the casualty from the water and took her on board the lifeboat at 2.11pm.

They conveyed her to the safety of the beach at 2.17pm together with her equipment and reported that she was properly equipped with all appropriate safety gear. Having ensured the casualty was uninjured and did not require any medical assistance, the crew resumed their training exercise.

 

ILB in action.jpg : Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat in action. Credit: RNLI