Exmouth RNLI launches to windsurfer ‘in difficulty’ near Orcombe Point

The Exmouth inshore lifeboat was launched on Wednesday afternoon (October 14) after a report a windsurfer was in difficulty.

The RNLI crew, Exmouth and Beer Coastguard Rescue were tasked shortly after 2pm to an area of water between the lifeboat station and Orcombe Point.

The lifeboat and coastguard volunteers were stood down after it was found the windsurfer was safe and well.

An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “On their arrival it was quickly ascertained that the individual was not in any difficulty and did not require the assistance of the volunteer lifesaving crew.

“The inshore lifeboat returned to station and was back on service shortly afterwards.”

A Beer Coastguard spokesman said: “We were tasked to back up Exmouth Coastguard with a report of windsurfer in difficulty between the lifeboat station and Orcombe Point.

“We were stood down en-route as Exmouth inshore lifeboat had made contact with the person and he was not in difficulty and all was well.”

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