Exmouth RNLI volunteer lifesavers were called to a report of a stranded fisherman off Dawlish Warren yesterday afternoon, Friday 28 October.
At 4.05pm, the crew of Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II were tasked by H.M. Coastguard to respond to a report from Exmouth NCI that a shore fisherman appeared to be cut off by the tide north of Dawlish Warren, Exmouth.
The volunteer crew launched on service at 4.15pm and were at the reported location a few minutes later. They quickly found the individual in question who had, by the time of their arrival, managed to wade across the water onto the safety of shore on Dawlish Warren. He was assessed by the volunteer lifesavers who, once satisfied that he was safe, uninjured and did not require medical attention, stood down from the assignment at 4.32pm.
The RNLI crew returned to Exmouth Lifeboat Station where the lifeboat was back on service ready for tasking at just after 5pm today.
Exmouth RNLI crew involved were-
Deputy Launch Authority : Rick Newcombe
Inshore Lifeboat : Helm, David Preece and crew Ed Steele and Geoff Mills.
Tractor Driver, Karl Halford
Shore Crew : Charles Swales, Becky Barnett and Steve Woodbridge
Tide times and heights vary throughout the month and can easily catch walkers, beach users and shore fishermen out if they haven’t checked them. The River Exe Estuary and around Dawlish Warren can be particularly hazardous and prone to tidal cut off. Detailed RNLI safety advice regarding tide times can be found at : https://rnli.org/safety/know-the-risks/tides
Got a news story, blog or press release that you’d like to share or want to advertise with us? Contact us