Windsurfer drifting out to sea prompts Exmouth RNLI search

PUBLISHED: 13:50 20 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:08 10 June 2010

A WINDSURFER spotted drifting out to sea off Exmouth on Tuesday morning prompted the launch of the town's lifeboats.

A WINDSURFER spotted drifting out to sea off Exmouth on Tuesday morning prompted the launch of the town's lifeboats.

The RNLI crews launched the inshore and all-weather boats at around 11am, and the coastguard helicopter from Portland was scrambled, after a woman reported a windsurfer drifting out to sea had disappeared from sight.

The boats and helicopter carried out a thorough inshore search to find the stricken windsurfer.

The search was called off when Exmouth coastguards discovered the windsurfer had made his way back to shore.


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