It is understood the man drifted from Sandy Bay and was close to Dawlish Warren by the time he was rescued.
Kelly Flook, a PE teacher from Exeter, witnessed the drama unfold.
She said the man was in the water for at least 40 minutes - and he was lucky to be pulled out alive.
i expect he was swaning around.
People will never learn.
What a tw@t!
@DEEDOODLE, He maybe a tw@t! But remember, he is teaching someones kids, so what sort of education are they getting?