Friday, July 18 - Breaking news. Cries for help spark River Exe search

PUBLISHED: 00:12 19 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:19 10 June 2010

CRIES for help coming from the direction of the back of Camperdown Terrace tonight sparked a search of the River Exe by Exmouth coastguards and the RNLI.

CRIES for help coming from the direction of the back of Camperdown Terrace tonight sparked a search of the River Exe by Exmouth coastguards and the RNLI.

The inshore lifeboat at 10.36pm carried out a search of the Gut area of the river while the coastguard team searched the shoreline.

Two people seen leaving the area on the search teams' arrival had been earlier spotted swimming in the same river location

The search was called off at 11pm after it was decided the two swimmers had been mistakenly thought to be in distress.

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