Lifeboat crews rescue two adults and two children on Budleigh beach

PUBLISHED: 11:30 09 October 2017

Exmouth�s inshore lifeboat during recovery. Picutre: Exmouth RNLI

Exmouth�s inshore lifeboat during recovery. Picutre: Exmouth RNLI

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers helped to rescue two adults and two children in difficulty at Budleigh beach on Sunday, October 8.

Exmouth lifeboat volunteers helped two adults and two children landing a boat on Budleigh beach.

An inshore lifeboat was launched at 5pm on Sunday, October 8, and crews arrived on scene within 15 minutes.

Exmouth Coastguard Response Team secured the swamped 16-foot vessel and the uninjured casualties were already taken ashore to warm up, as one woman had entered the water.

An Exmouth RNLi spokesperson said: “The scene was assessed, a volunteer placed on board to bale out the water until it was dry and to start the engine.

“The D class lifeboat escorted the leisure boat to Exmouth Marina under its own power. “

Shannon-class lifeboat R and J Welburn was on standby to assist if a salvage pump was needed, but as no lives were at risk, the all-weather lifeboat returned to station.

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