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Coastguard teams rescue body-boarder from Limpet Rocks

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Coastguard teams rescue body-boarder from Limpet Rocks

A body-boarder has been rescued by coastguard teams after their friend reported that they had lost sight of them.

Dartmouth Coastguard Rescue Team were called at around 5.30pm on Wednesday, 18 October, after a body-boarder was reported to be "out of sight" of their friend at Limpet Rocks, round the corner from Torcross Beach. 

credit Dartmouth Coastguard Rescue Team 

A spokesperson for Dartmouth Coastguard Rescue Team posted on their social media, saying: "Once on scene the team realise the potential severity of the situation due to the sea state and horrendous weather. 

"Kingsbridge Coastguard had also arrived on scene. Falmouth Coastguard also alerted Salcombe RNLI, who were on route to assist, as well as our Coastguard rescue helicopter from Newquay.

"Thankfully, we spotted the boarder in the distance, they had managed to climb around the rocks on foot, and up onto the relative safety of the beach. 

"The team quickly triaged the [casualty], who was unhurt, but tired. Advice was given to them and their friends, and the team stood down.

"This was the second time we had been paged to people in difficulty in the water, during a storm. Please, please be keep a safe distance from the sea during these storms. Water carries more power than most people expect and any rescues are always complicated by weather like this!"

credit Dartmouth Coastguard Rescue Team

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𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿, 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆, 𝗯𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵, 𝗮 𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗿, 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝟵𝟵𝟵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘀𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗱. 

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