Emergency service were alerted about a missing 80 year old man in Teignmouth last night.
The RNLI, police, including a helicopter began a search of the coastline and River Teign bank just after 7.30pm.
Dartmoor Search and Rescue had been contacted but stood down as the man was soon found.
Teignmouth RNLI stated
“Approx 20 minutes into the search the Arancia lifeboat located the gentleman on the river edge. The gentleman was recovered into the lifeboat and taken to the lifeboat station, where a hot drink was provided – a policeman then took the gentleman back to his home.”
They have also pointed out the need of having two lifeboats at Teignmouth as the incident highlighted that the require a lifeboat capable of searching shallow water
“The Arancia was able to search the very shallow river side, where the Atlantic 85 would not have been able to venture because of her greater draught.”