>

Exmouth RNLI help rescue an injured male from Duckpond

By Guest

25th Nov 2021 | Local News

At 10.25am yesterday Saturday 20 November 2021, the volunteer crew of Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat D-805 George Bearman II were tasked by H.M. Coastguard to assist a Coastguard Rescue Team and Devon Air Ambulance Service to rescue a male with reported leg injuries from the 'Duck Pond' in the River Exe Estuary, Exmouth.

The charity's lifeboat, commanded by Helm, Charles Swales, and volunteer crew Geoff Mills and Nick Wright immediately diverted to the scene where they assisted the other agencies in conveying the casualty to the Recreation Ground, Exmouth and to a waiting ambulance. Conditions in the river at the time were described as calm.

Other volunteer RNLI crew involved in the tasking were shore crew Roger Jackson, Ed Steele, Rory Carrig and Scott Ranft.

The casualty was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. His condition is not thought to be serious.

In what was his first rescue assignment as fully qualified Exmouth RNLI Helm, Charles Swales said: 'This was a multi-agency response to a man who had injured his leg on the River Exe and required emergency assistance. We were already launched on a training exercise at the time of the call and were able to reach the scene very quickly to help and bring this incident to a successful conclusion. I would like to congratulate one of my crew, Nick Wright, in successfully completing his first tasking as a fully qualified member of the crew.'

On completion of the rescue the RNLI inshore lifeboat was back on service at 11.30am that day.

Share:

Related Articles

The Starcross ferry docks at Exmouth (cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Stephen Craven - geograph.org.uk/p/5279087)
Local News

Starcross-Exmouth ferry back up and running for the summer

The farm would be built on land neighbouring the A30 (Google Maps). Inset: Example of solar panels (Unsplash)
Local News

Huge solar farm proposed for greenfield land near Exeter Airport

Nub News Logo

Sign-up to the Exmouth Nub News weekly newsletter

Subscribe now for weekly updates of local news and sport from your town. Plus what's on near where you live - and local homes for sale. All delivered straight to your in-box, every Friday.

We won't pass your details on to anyone else. By clicking the sign-up button you agree to our Privacy Policy.