Callout 15.09.20 | 22:10

Sidmouth Lifeboat launched to assist Exmouth RNLI ALB and ILB and Exmouth Coastguard Rescue Team to search for a stand up paddleboarder, last seen of one mile off Budleigh Salterton.

The lifeboat carried out a close inshore search from Sidmouth to Weston in a stiff offshore NW wind, utilising infrared and search lights to conduct a thorough nighttime search of area, before being stood down at 22:47 with nothing found.

A member of the public has since came forward with further information stating that the person concerned was safe and well. If you’d like to follow our progress whilst on a call out, as well as the progress of other lifeboats and marine traffic, you can do so via apps and websites such as ShipFinder and MarineTraffic.

Crew: Simon Priestley, Guy Bennett, Kyle Baker, Jim Brewster

DLA: Andy Mitchell

Tractor Driver: Ian Fletcher

Shore Crew: Toby Hoggarth, Brian Taylor, Peter Rosenfeld, Martin Barnard

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