Exmouth RNLI called out after concerns man and child ‘cut off’ by tide

PUBLISHED: 12:01 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:01 10 July 2017

Shannon-class lifeboat R and J Welburn rescuing a fishing boat while on exercise. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

Shannon-class lifeboat R and J Welburn rescuing a fishing boat while on exercise. Picture: Exmouth RNLI

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Exmouth lifeboat volunteers were called out after concerns were raised for a man and a two-year-old being cut off by the tide.

Following two separate calls to the UK coastguard on Thursday, July 6, Exmouth RNLI volunteers were tasked to the extreme end of Sandy Bay point.

Concerns had been raised that the pair could have been cut off by the tide.

Inshore-lifeboat George Bearman II launched at around 7.30pm but both man and child were safely on the beach.

Volunteers stood by until Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team arrived.

Lifeboat volunteers were also called out at 7pm on Wednesday (July 5) after a fishing boat had broken down nine miles south of the Exe Estuary.

The 27-foot motorised fishing vessel was towed back to its mooring in the River Exe by the Shannon-class lifeboat R and J Welburn which had been on exercise as part of a three-yearly inspection.


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