Girls rescue children in sea drama
THE Torbay inshore lifeboat was launched after two children were in the water after their inflatable dinghy sank off Meadfoot Beach in Torquay.
Before the lifeboat reached the scene two girls had rescued the children from the water.
A lifeboat spokesman said: "When we arrived the dinghy had gone down and we were told that a couple of girls had picked them up in an inflatable kayak."
The lifeboat was then asked to go to the rescue of three boys from Shag Rock, off Meadfoot.
The boys had swum out to the rock in children's rubber rings and were on the top of the outcrop.
A lifeboat spokesman said: "It would have taken them a while to swim back and they were only in kiddie's rings. We were asked to bring them back while we were there rather than get called back again."
Martin Roberts and Martyn Jenkins, who were passing in the speedboat B Happy, saw the rescue from Shag Rock.
Martin said: "There were three boys with those big inflatable rings. They were right up on the top of the rock and it was taking them a bit of a while to get down."