Exmouth RNLI was called out to Dawlish on Sunday after severe flooding in the town.

The stream that flows through the town centre burst its banks after heavy rain, flooding the surrounding streets. There were concerns that people on the beach could have been cut off by the floodwater, so the lifeboats were tasked to carry out a shoreline search.

The all weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat went out at about 3.30pm and worked with Dawlish Coastguard Rescue Team to check the area. After a thorough search, which found no-one in danger or in need of help, the lifeboats were stood down at 4.20pm.

 The all weather lifeboat was crewed by Roy Stott, Andy Stott, Guy Munnings, James Edge, Mark Sansom and Dougie Wright and the inshore lifeboat by Harry Griffin, Ed Steele and Geoff Mills. The launch was authorised by deputy launch authority Hedley Saunders.

Also involved were tractor drivers Henry Mock and Robert Thompson, head launcher, Tim Barnes and shorecrew Ed Thomas, Henry Thomas, Rory Carrig, Ted Wignall, Chris Angell, Mark Champion, Scott Ranft, Tim Thorn and Roger Jackson.