Stranded fears spark Sidmouth Lifeboat action

PUBLISHED: 19:40 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:48 18 June 2010

Ref: P0298-31-09AW

Ref: P0298-31-09AW

SIDMOUTH S Lifeboat crew cut short a training demonstration on Sunday to rush to the aid of four stricken people on a beach east of Beer, only to find it was a false alarm.

SIDMOUTH'S Lifeboat crew cut short a training demonstration on Sunday to rush to the aid of four stricken people on a beach east of Beer, only to find it was a false alarm.

Crew members, who were heading back onto dry land after performing an exercise as part of an open day event, then had to perform a tricky "reverse launch" back into the sea after receiving the shout.

Despite the high-speed response, the people, who were waving to a nearby boat, had made their way back to safety upon the crew's arrival.

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