Swimmer and buoy spark rescue alert

PUBLISHED: 09:18 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:18 01 July 2013


Coastguards called to investigate two incidents off Seaton

Coastguards were scrambled twice to incidents in the Seaton area yesterday (Sunday) – but both turned out to be false alarms.

At around 11am the rescue team from Beer was called to investigate an object in the water off Seaton. A safety boat from the Axe Yacht Club confirmed that it was only a marker buoy, and the coastguards were stood down.

At 3.15pm the team was called out again to investigate a report of a 42-year-old man who had been swimming from Beer to Seaton and had been reported overdue by his mother.

The man then called his mother’s mobile, having made his own way home, and was confirmed to be safe and well.

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