Exmouth RNLI rescue couple stranded at Bull Hill

PUBLISHED: 13:29 25 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:37 25 September 2017

Exmouth RNLI helping out at the Champagne Challenge event. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

Exmouth RNLI helping out at the Champagne Challenge event. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

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Exmouth lifeboat volunteers were called out to help a couple who became stranded after the tide came in on Friday, September 22.

Exmouth RNLI volunteers helped a couple who became stranded when the tide came in on Friday, September 22.

The D-class lifeboat was launched after National Coastwatch Institution volunteers were maintaining a visual on a male and female in their twenties were stranded on Bull Hill in the River Exe.

A passing water taxi took the casualties on board and handed them over to the D-class lifeboat on arrival. Crew volunteers brought the couple ashore at Exmouth Marina.

Helm Scott Ranft said: “Apart from being a bit shaken and embarrassed, the casualties were in good form and needed no first aid.

“They said they had seen other people and dogs walking on Bull Hill and thought it would be a nice thing to do.

“They failed to notice when the other people were heading for shore and by the time they realised the water was coming in, it was too late.

“We would advise anybody walking by the coast to check local tide times – you can pick up a tide table from our shop.”

On Saturday (September 23) Exmouth crew volunteers were called out to help a kite surfer.

They had just got back to the station after helping during the Champagne Challenge event, organised by Exe Sailing Club.

The D-class lifeboat launched at 12.50pm to help the vessel in difficulty on Pole Sands.

Crew volunteers brough the casualty ashore to the beach to safety.

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