Exmouth RNLI rescues teenagers trapped by the tide

Teenagers trapped by the tide on rocks at Orcombe Point were rescued by Exmouth RNLI.

The two young lads were spotted by the inshore lifeboat crew on Friday evening as they returned from exercise.

The inshore lifeboat crew, Harry Griffin, Henry Mock and James Searle, took the teenagers on board the lifeboat and moved them to safety, on Sandy Bay beach.

Exmouth RNLI said the teenagers were unhurt and had been seen by the crew ‘apparently in difficulty’ on rocks off the beach at Orcombe Point, where they had been trapped by the tide.

The lifeboat crew urged beach visitors to check tide times before heading for Exmouth’s coast.

Harry Griffin, Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat helm, who led the rescue, said: “It was very fortunate that we were in the vicinity of the rocks at the time and discovered these two young men in difficulty.

“It is so important that people check the tide state before they venture out around our coastline.

“There are numerous locations along the coast where people can easily get cut off by tides and find themselves in danger.

“Before you go out always make sure it’s safe, check tide timetables and always be aware of your surroundings.”

See here for RNLI information on Exmouth’s tides and weather.


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