RNLI rescue canoeist seen shouting for help

16:26 14 July 2014

The RNLI inshore lifeboat George Bearman. File photo.

The RNLI inshore lifeboat George Bearman. File photo.

Archant

Exmouth RNLI rescued a canoeist seen in difficulty in the water close to the marina.

A canoeist spotted in difficulty and shouting for help close to Exmouth marina was rescued by the RNLI crew.

The volunteers’ pagers sounded shortly after 5am on Sunday morning after several members of the public called 999 to raise the alarm.

The man was brought safely to shore by the RNLI inshore lifeboat crew.

An RNLI spokeswoman said: “A canoeist had been spotted in difficulty and shouting for help near Bull Hill, close to the entrance to the marina.

“Within eight minutes crew volunteers were on scene and had quickly retrieved the casualty from the canoe, from which he had just fallen and was taking on water.”

Dave Ashman, Exmouth RNLI deputy launching authority, said: “This is our second rescue within a week where we have recovered casualties from cold water following calls from members of the public.

“In both circumstances, the rescues were helped by fast-acting individuals calling 999 for the coastguard.

“This in turn helps us to respond quickly in those vital minutes, to save lives at sea.”

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 09:16
Brian and his mum Jean

‘Scumbag’ burglars have ransacked the home of a cancer victim just two days after he died, stealing valuables left to the charity who cared for him in his final days.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:12
logo

A Marks & Spencer food hall is coming to Exmouth - and retail bosses want to build it on the ageing bus depot.

Read more
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Supermarket giant Tesco’s plans for Budleigh have been opposed by town planners.

Read more
Friday, February 27, 2015

Work on the long-awaited cycle track across The Green in Budleigh Salterton is finally set to get under way later this year.

Read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Kirk Westaway, who has reached the international grand final of the San Pellegrino Young Chef competition.

An Exmouth chef, who now plies his trade in Singapore, is to take on the world’s best in a prestigious competition.

Read more
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Labour candidate Steve Race

Charity campaigner and former Red Cross worker Steve Race has been picked by Labour to contest the East Devon seat in May’s General Election.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder