Watchkeeper observed two males on inflatable drifting eastwards on outgoing tide towards Pole Sands. Telephoned RNLI Lifeguards to request assistance. PWC launched. Casualties retrieved and returned to shore safely.
Following call on Ch 65, watchkeeper located vessel with engine failure off Dawlish and advised HMCG of bearing etc. 3 POB. As requested by HMCG, asked vessel to communicate with HMCG on Ch 73. RIB Lunacy and MLI Thunder arrived on scene. Continued observation and listened in on communications between HMCG and rescue boats. Thunder towed casualty safely back to Exmouth.
Our near neighbours on the seafront, Callands Budgens, have collected for us the amazing sum of over £1000 in our collection tins in their shop. It is a remarkable achievement. A big THANK YOU to Budgens and all their customers for their support of NCI EXMOUTH.