Fears fisherman was swept out to sea at Budleigh Salterton

Fears a spear fisherman had been swept out to sea at Budleigh Salterton sparked the rescue services to swing into action.

Fears a spear fisherman had been swept out to sea at Budleigh Salterton sparked the rescue services to swing into action.

Exmouth coastguards were on Wednesday evening called, and the Sidmouth lifeboat launched, after a member of the public reported seeing a man in difficulty in the water.

It was believed the fisherman was swept from Budleigh to Ladram Bay.

A Portland coastguard spokesperson said: "A few minutes later the spear fisherman was reported safe and well but on the wrong side of the river mouth.


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"Exmouth coastguards arrived and met with the first informant until the male was safely back across, the lifeboat was stood down.

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