Eight shouts in eight days for Exmouth lifeboats

PUBLISHED: 13:51 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 13:51 17 September 2014

The Exmouth inshore lifeboat George Bearman. File photo.

The Exmouth inshore lifeboat George Bearman. File photo.

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It has been a busy week for Exmouth RNLI, with lifeboats launched eight times in as many days.

Among the incidents crew members dealt with was at the start of the Exe Sailing Club race to Brixham on Saturday morning, when a crew member on one of the yachts was injured and had to be taken ashore by the offshore lifeboat R and J Welburn.

A few hours later, the inshore lifeboat George Bearman was on exercise, when it had to rescue two kayakers who were struggling to make it back to shore.

Among the other rescues during the week were a broken down 16ft Fletcher in the Exe estuary, a broken down 25ft Bayliner in Ladram Bay, a kite surfer in difficulty, a capsized dinghy which was thought to have broken free of its mooring, three teenagers thought to be cut off from the beach, but found to be safe, and a powerboat with engine failure which was towed to Starcross.

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