Boy, aged 10, among four people rescued by Exmouth RNLI volunteers

PUBLISHED: 09:53 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 18:38 30 October 2015

RNLI volunteers in action

RNLI volunteers in action


Three adults and a 10 year old boy were rescued by lifeboat volunteers in two separate incidents on Wednesday, October 28.

At around 11am, the RNLI inshore lifeboat ‘George Bearman’ was launched after reports of a small yacht circling ‘erratically’ 500 metre south of the Exmouth lifeboat station.

The lone sailor was towed to a visitor’s mooring near Dawlish Warren and given sea safety advice on carrying lifejackets, flares and radio.

At around 4.15pm, RNLI volunteers launched George Bearman to reports of three people, a 10 year old boy and his parents, off Lympstone.

Their Seedoo motor boat had suffered mechanical failure and the precise location was unknown.

After conditions had escalated to force 4.5 winds the Shannon class lifeboat ‘R and J Welburn’ launched to assist the rescue and towed the casualties to Exmouth Marina.

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