Exmouth lifeboats launched seven times in one day

PUBLISHED: 13:37 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:42 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH inshore lifeboat had a busy weekend when the inshore lifeboat and all-weather boat was launched a total of seven times.

EXMOUTH inshore lifeboat had a busy weekend when the inshore lifeboat and all-weather boat was launched a total of seven times.

The inshore lifeboat last Sunday towed a 20-foot speedboat suffering with engine failure back to Exmouth.

Just over an hour later the crew was back on the water towing a jetski back to shore after it broke down near Dawlish Warren.

The crew then joined a police search for a man believed to be missing in the Langstone rocks area of Dawlish.

He was later found by police safe and well on land.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched to help two casualties suffering from the cold after their inflatable boat suffered power failure off Budleigh Salterton.

On returning to its mooring, the all-weather lifeboat was tasked to a yacht aground on the sandbanks of Dawlish Warren.

The inshore lifeboat was later that evening launched to check on two swimmers reported to be in difficulty in the water at Exmouth.

Exmouth lifeboat operations manager Kevin Riley said the crew did a 'sterling' job,

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