Missing family sparks sea search at Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 16:01 27 June 2011

A massive rescue attempt gets underway on the banks of the River Torridge at Bideford yesterday evening (Tuedsay).

A massive rescue attempt gets underway on the banks of the River Torridge at Bideford yesterday evening (Tuedsay).

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A rescue mission was launched on Sunday after a woman believed her family was in difficulty at sea.

The woman phoned the emergency services after becoming concerned about the time her two sons and daughter-in-law were taking to row from Budleigh Salterton to Ladram Bay.

Portland coastguard tasked Exmouth Coastguard, Sidmouth Inshore Rescue lifeboat, Beer and Sidmouth coastguards, Exmouth’s all-weather lifeboat and requested a rescue helicopter to search for the trio.

The rescue mission was aborted when the vessel and crew arrived at its destination.

A spokesperson for Portland coastguard said: “Whilst the various units were assembling the boat turned up and all units were stood down safety advice was given by Exmouth coastguard.”

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