RNLI helps windsurfer with dislocated shoulder ‘struggling against tide’ off Exmouth beach

A windsurfer with a dislocated shoulder was helped by Exmouth RNLI yesterday afternoon (Saturday, Novmember 7).

The charity’s inshore lifeboat came across the injured man, who  appeared to be struggling against the tide, off the town’s beach, at around 2pm.

Helm Harry Griffin and crew Mark Cockman and Dougie Wright had been taking part in a pre-planned exercise when they spotted the individual ‘some distance’ from Exmouth Lifeboat Station.

An Exmouth RNLI spokesperson said: “Due to the circumstances and location, the crew were on the scene immediately where they discovered the individual had dislocated his shoulder.

“They took the casualty on board, administered first-aid and transported him to the safety of shore.

“Once on land, the casualty was able to put his shoulder back in place without further medical or other aid, at which point the lifeboat resumed its exercise.

The rescue was new crew volunteer Mr Wright’s first assignment with the lifesaving charity.

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