Exmouth's all-weather lifeboat tows stricken vessel to safety

EXMOUTH'S all-weather lifeboat was on Wednesday launched to rescue a vessel after it broke down six miles offshore with two people onboard.

EXMOUTH'S all-weather lifeboat was on Wednesday launched to rescue a vessel after it broke down six miles offshore with two people onboard.

The six-and-a-half-metre rigid inflatable boat (RIB) was towed back to Exmouth after it suffered fuel problems close to Teignmouth.

Exmouth RNLI spokeswoman Tamsin Thomas said: "Normally the Teignmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat would have been launched, but as the RIB came from Exmouth it was decided to send the local harbour's lifeboat.

"One crew volunteer from the Exmouth lifeboat was put aboard the RIB, which was then towed back in the reasonable evening conditions.


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