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Exmouth lifeboat launches to drifting, empty vessel

Image: Chris Sims RNLI Exmouth Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II launches to recover the drifting boat.

It had broken it's mooring

For the second time in days, Exmouth's lifeboat has had to recover a boat which had come off it's mooring.

They were tasked by the Coastguard at 8.45am to reports of a boat drifting down the River Exe near Lympstone. 

Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II was launched just ten minutes later at 08:55hrs, under the command of Helm, Henry Mock and crew members, Guy Munnings and Steve Satchell.  Weather conditions were raining, with high winds and difficult seas.

The vessel was soon found and towed to safety. 

Helm, Henry Mock said, “This is the second shout we’ve had to a vessel that had come loose from it’s mooring in the last few days. They can present a real danger to water users. I can only reiterate the importance of ensuring that owners must make sure that their boats are securely tied at all times but especially during high winds and stormy weather.”

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