Exmouth RNLI volunteers rescue kitesurfer from Polesands

oct-3015-PR301015 Kitesurfer rescue

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Left to right: Crew volunteer, Guy Munnings; Kitesurfer casualty and Crew volunteer, Andrew Stott in front of D class inshore lifeboat George Bearman and Tooltrak tractor involved in the rescue. (credit: Exmouth RNLI)

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman launched at 12.55pm on 30 October to a kitesurfer on a sandbank, 500m south of the lifeboat station.

Crew volunteers were on scene within four minutes following a call to the Coastguard from the casualty’s mother, on the beach. The lady from London had lost control of her kite when the wind dropped in a strong ebb tide.

 

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