Lifeboat launched from Ilfracombe RNLI to rescue broken down boat
Ilfracombe's RNLI launched a lifeboat to help a boat which was in distress this afternoon.
Coastguard's received a radio call at around 5.15pm to assist a small 4.2 metre rigid inflatable boat (RIB) with two casualties on board.
They explained they had broken down about four miles off the coast of Ilfracombe and were drifting out to sea.
Ilfracombe's all-weather lifeboat was sent out to find and rescue them.
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The RIB was located at around 5.50pm and was towed back to Ilfracombe harbour just before 7pm.
It is believed the RIB departed from Ilfracombe harbour earlier today but it is not known where it was travelling to.