Exmouth lifeboat launches to rescue jet ski pair broken down on River Exe

A pair who had broken down on a jet ski on the river near Exmouth were rescued by a passing vessel and taken to safety.

The inshore lifeboat was launched at around 6.30pm on Wednesday (June 23) after a report two people were stranded on a jet ski that had broken down on the water between the River Exe café and Starcross.

The pair, and stricken jet ski, were picked up by a passing safety vessel and taken back to Exmouth.

An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “The lifeboat, crewed by helm, Guy Munnings and volunteer crew, Ed Thomas and Geoff Mills launched and immediately made its way to the last reported location of the casualty vessel.

“Meanwhile, a local safety vessel on the River Exe located the jet ski and conveyed the vessel and its occupants to the safety of shore at Belshers Slipway, Exmouth.

“Both occupants of the jet ski were uninjured and did not require medical attention.

“They were given advice by the RNLI lifesavers as to water safety and proper use of lifejackets.”

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