Missing Budleigh Salterton pensioner sparks through-the-night search

REPORTS that an 88-year-old Budleigh Salterton woman was missing on Monday sparked a massive through-the-night land, sea and air search.

REPORTS that an 88-year-old Budleigh Salterton woman was missing on Monday sparked a massive through-the-night land, sea and air search.

Exmouth lifeboats, the coastguard team and the police searched into the early hours of Tuesday morning for the missing pensioner after concerns were raised for her safety because she had not been seen since midday on Monday.

Exmouth RNLI volunteer crews searched from Straight Point, at Sandy Bay, and Exmouth to Ladram Bay.

The Sidmouth rescue boat searched from Sidmouth to Ladram Bay.


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Exmouth coastguards carried out a shoreline and cliff search.

The police helicopter carried out an inland search while the coastguard helicopter searched seaward.

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The woman was found safe and well in Exmouth at 2am on Tuesday morning.

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