Shouts for help heard near Exmouth reveals two people cut off by the tide

Shouts for help heard near Exmouth on Wednesday evening (September 9) found two people cut off by the tide off Sandy Bay.

The RNLI inshore lifeboat, already on exercise nearby with the all-weather vessel, were tasked to help at around 6pm, after shouts were heard close to the Straight Point shooting range area, between Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton.

An Exmouth RNLI spokesman said: “Both lifeboats engaged in a co-ordinated search of the area and at 6.56pm a further report was received of two persons reportedly cut off by the tide on the western side of Straight Point.

“The crew of the inshore lifeboat made their way to that location overseen by their colleagues in the all-weather lifeboat and made contact with the individuals.

“It was established that they did not require assistance.”

Exmouth Coastguard team was on standby at the scene, the RNLI said.

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