Emergency services called to distressed man in sea off Preston

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Emergency services were called to reports of a distressed man in the sea off Preston earlier today, Thursday 31st May.

Police, RNLI and Torbay Coastguard were called to the scene at around 11.15am this morning.

Photo: Facebook/Torbay Coastguard

Torbay Coastguard said on Facebook: “We were tasked by Maritime and Coastguard Agency to a person in the water at Preston Sands, RNLITorbay were also tasked. Once on scene we prepared a team member with our water rescue equipment whilst Devon & Cornwall Police spoke with the person. Thankfully the male came back to a safe area and is in the care of police units.”

They added: “Remember in a coastal emergency, be it on the beach, cliff path, coastline or harbour. Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

RNLI Torbay said on their website: “Launched to assist in a Police Incident – situation resolved before ILB on scene – ILB stood down to return to station.”

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