Seriously-injured man alone on boat is rescued by Exmouth RNLI

A seriously-injured man alone on his boat on the River Exe was rescued by Exmouth RNLI on Sunday morning (May 30).

The inshore lifeboat was launched at around 10.20am after the Coastguard raised the alarm a man had injured his foot while on onboard his cabin cruiser.

The man was given first aid and he and his boat were towed to safety.

An Exmouth RNLI spokesperson said: “The gentleman was given immediate first aid to a serious foot injury by the volunteer crew before he and his boat were towed to the safety of Exmouth Marina and to a waiting ambulance.”

Harry Griffin, inshore lifeboat helm, said: “This was a multi agency operation that ensured the casualty was bought to safety and receive urgent medical aid as quickly as possible.

“We were pleased to assist in this rescue.”

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