|Location of Casualty||Off Torquay Seafront|
ILB launched following reports of a person in distress in the water off Torquay Seafront. Although the casualty was in telephone communication with the Coastguard there was some confusion as to their exact location, which was causing concern, so it was then decided to immediately launch the ALB to assist with the search.
Fortunately the person was holding their phone above head height showing a light which the ILB crew saw and so managed to pick up the casualty swiftly.
The person was conscious and breathing so was taken straight to Torquay harbour, along with the ALB, to await an ambulance.