Saved girls to meet RNLI rescuers

Exmouth RNLI will on Saturday meet the two girls who lives were saved when the inshore lifeboat crew plucked them to safety off Dawlish. It is the first time the girls will have met their rescuers since their ordeal.

Two girls rescued from drowning by Exmouth RNLI are on Saturday morning to meet the crew who saved their lives.

Hannah Woolacott, 16, and Charlotte Wright, 15, were recently plucked from the water off Dawlish by the lifeboat crew after the pair was swept into the sea.

The Exeter teenagers will on Saturday morning thank the trio who risked their lives in stormy water to save them.

It is the first time the girls will have been reunited with their rescuers since their ordeal.

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Exmouth inshore lifeboat helmsman Giles White said the rescue was one of the most challenging he had faced as an RNLI volunteer and would stand out in his mind for ever.

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