Mystery light sparks Seaton rescue alert
08:19 13 August 2014
Emergency services scrambled after fears that people might be trapped by the tide
A fisherman sparked a rescue alert off Seaton last night (Tuesday, August 12).
Coastguards were scrambled and the Sidmouth lifeboat launched a member of the public called police to report a flashing light on the shoreline west of the resort.
There was concern that this may be a person cut off by the exceptionally high tide.
Sidmouth Lifeboat put to sea and Beer Coastguard Rescue Officers met with the first informant on scene. Eventually, a local fisherman was located who confirmed that he had been using a light in that area.