Callouts – 2017

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Incident No: Date Time Type Location Incident Report
04/17 11/03/17 10:45 Assist Salcombe Mouth Sidmouth 2 launched to investigate and then attempt to recover a sailing dingy washed ashore towards Salcombe mouth. Boat was found to be empty. May have come from Lympstone – Coastguard investigating. Lifeboat crew removed the mast to aid stability and managed to tow the badly damaged vessel back to Sidmouth where it was hauled ashore with the help of Beer and Sidmouth Coastguard teams.
03/17 18/02/17 14:03 Search Sidmouth Beach Sidmouth Lifeboat launched following a report of a swimmer in the water 50m off of seafront who had disappeared from sight. Extensive search carried out with nothing found. A swimmer was confirmed to have exited the water at approx 13:50 who may have been the one in question. Lifeboat crew confident that had anyone been on the water surface during the search they would have been found. Lifeboat stood down by Solent Coastguard.
02/17 08/02/17 09:30 Search Sidmouth Beach Sidmouth Lifeboat launched again to search for the same person as the night before, again with Police dog units, helicopter and ground units. The Police dive team from Plymouth and Specialist Search units were also involved, working alongside the Beer and Sidmouth Coastguard teams to thoroughly search the area between Weston Mouth and Ladram bay. The Lifeboat crew launched both boats to ensure that a full and complete search was completed and nothing was found. Both boats stood down at 12:40. The Sidmouth Herald article can be found here and the Express and Echo story here.
01/17 07/02/17 23:05 Search Sidmouth Beach Search for a high risk missing person off Sidmouth Beach who was believed to have entered the water. The search was coordinated alongside Police Helicopters, Dog units and officers as well as both Beer and Sidmouth Coastguard teams. The search was done thoroughly from Chapmans Rocks to Big Picket rock both in the sea and on the land. The Lifeboat was stood down after thoroughly searching the area at 01:30 and returned to station for a debrief with the Police.

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