Exmouth lifeboat sent to aid of overturned boat

PUBLISHED: 12:47 28 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH lifeboat was launched to rescue an overturned fishing vessel.

EXMOUTH lifeboat was launched to rescue an overturned fishing vessel.

The Exmouth All Weather Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguards on November 26 to assist in the recovery of the boat 'Aleyna', located 26 miles off the coast of Exmouth.

A fishing vessel 'Girl Debra' was nearby at the time the boat heeled over and they were able to rescue the two men who had fallen into the water and who were airlifted to the hospital.

Both Exmouth and Torbay Lifeboats attended the scene to assess the situation of the boat.

Tim Mock, Coxswain/Mechanic for Exmouth Royal National lifeboat Institution Lifeboat said: "We managed to recover the liferaft, liferings, fishboxes and other debris before the boat sank.

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