Coastguards called after two kayakers fell into the water at the Teign River


Two people were rescued from the Teign River after falling from their kayaks and into the water.

Crews from Torbay Coastguard, RNLI Teignmouth and Torbay Coastguard Rescue Team were all called in to the incident around noon on August 24, with a report of two people in a struggling kayak around the mouth of the River Teign.

Both victims were said to have been in the water, however luckily another kayaker was able to bring them ashore.

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Following this, the lifeboat recovered the two injured to the boathouse where they received a future check-up and safety advice.

And then later that day, the crews of the Torbay Coast Guard Rescue Team received a report from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to assist the Berry Head Coast Guard and the Guard Rescue Team- shores of Dartmouth with what could become a “technical medevac” from the coastal path near Froward Point.

In a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson for the Torbay Coast Guard Rescue Team said: “With the two CRVs on their way, they met the teams from Berry Head and Dartmouth who had already started working out an extrication plan.

“Subsequently, after a little rest and a supply of cool liquids, the victim was able to resume the journey with the help of two rescuers, before being escorted back to his accommodation.

“With this, all the teams were able to return to their posts.”

In the event of a coastal emergency, dial 999 and ask for the Coast Guard.

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