Exmouth RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was tasked to attend reports of two yachts aground in the Exe estuary.
The call came in at 12.35pm on Sunday and at 12:42pm George Bearman reached the first casualty vessel, a 27ft lifting keel sail boat with two people on board, just off Cockwood.
Once on scene, it was apparent that the cruiser had beached too hard in the sand bank to attempt a tow, so crew volunteers advised the casualties they would return after checking on the second stricken vessel.
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