RNLI called out three times in one week

EXMOUTH S volunteer lifeboat crew has been called on three times to help stricken water users since Easter.

EXMOUTH'S volunteer lifeboat crew has been called on three times to help stricken water users since Easter.

On April 8 the RNLI's all weather lifeboat Margaret Jean was launched to aid a local trawler who had suffered engine failure and was stranded 30 miles from Exmouth.

The trawler was being towed by a smaller vessel but was unable to make 'significant' progress.

The crew took the trawler on tow and headed back to Exmouth arriving home just before midnight.

And in another callout the inshore lifeboat George Bearman was called out to check on a couple of body boarders who appeared in difficulty close to some rocks at Orcombe Point, Exmouth.

A spokesman said: "A member of the public was concerned for their safety. The volunteer crew arrived on scene and found they had made their way back to shore. A false alarm with good intent."

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And on Sunday April 11 the boat was gain called out to help a 50ft converted fishing boat.

The two-person boat had run aground in the River Exe on passage to Topsham.

The crew was able to tow the boat and escorted them back to Topsham.

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