Exmouth's RNLI volunteers called out three times in two days

PUBLISHED: 12:49 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:37 02 May 2018

The George Bearman II, Exmouth RNLI's inshore lifeboat. Picture: Mike Powell

The George Bearman II, Exmouth RNLI's inshore lifeboat. Picture: Mike Powell

Mike Powell

Exmouth RNLI's inshore D-class lifeboat was launched three times in two days between Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29.

At around 7.25pm on Saturday, a lifeboat crew was tasked to investigate something seen floating down the River Exe, which turned out to be an old tender with no one on board.

Later that night, at around 11pm, the D-class lifeboat was called out to a 21ft speedboat which had run aground on the River Exe between Powderham Castle and Lympstone.

Four casualties were taken ashore at Exmouth Marina and RNLI volunteers laid down an anchor for the speedboat.

On Sunday, at around 6.30pm, the George Bearman II was again tasked following a 999 call by a member of the public regarding a person ‘lying down’ in the water by the seafront clock tower.

When crews arrived, police had already brought the woman ashore.

RNLI volunteers stayed with the casualty 
until an ambulance arrived.

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