Exmouth RNLI rescues kitesurfer, clinging to a buoy

A kite surfer seen clinging to a buoy in the sea at Exmouth was rescued by the RNLI

A kitesurfer seen clinging to a buoy in the sea off Exmouth was rescued by the town’s RNLI.

The volunteer inshore lifeboat crew was alerted to the man’s plight on Friday afternoon after a member of the public ran up the boathouse ramp and raised the alarm.

The RNLI took the kitesurfer back to the safety of shore.

The charity said the man had got into difficulty after when his equipment became tangled.

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An RNLI spokeswoman said: “Sea conditions were described as bumpy with a southerly wind and the tide was on the turn.

“Crew members, Roger Jackson, Ian Taylor and Andy Williams arrived on scene within minutes and found that he was being assisted by another kite surfer but making slow progress.

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“The casualty was tired but otherwise well and the volunteer crew took him back to shore.”

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