Callouts – 2005

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Incident No: Date Time

Type

Location Incident Report

001-05

08-04-05

14:42

Search

Sidmouth

ILB tasked to assist Police Helicopter in search for a missing person. ILB searched base of the cliffs & beach from Sidmouth to Big Picket Rocks, Nothing found. MIssing person was later found safe and well at home.

002-05

08-04-05

15:25

Rescue

River Axe

During recovery of ILB from previous incident, the ILB was re-tasked to assist a Lazer Dinghy in difficulty off of The River Axe. ILB arrived on scene and took the occupant of the Lazer Dinghy onboard. ILB then towed the Lazer Dinghy to Axmouth Beach and transfered occupant to waiting ambulance onshore.

003-05

07-05-05

11:08

Rescue

Lyme Bay

ILB tasked to assist dive boat ” Blue Turtle” approximately 16m ESE of Sidmouth. Dive boat had tangled a line in it’s propeller and had an injured diver onboard. 2 Divers were still in the water at the time. ILB arrived on scene and transferred 2 divers from vessel “Seaquest” to the “Blue Turtle”. The Injured diver was transferred by Coastguard helicopter to Dorchester Hospital. Divers then cleared the fouled propeller and “Blue Turtle” was escorted back to port.
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004-05

30-05-05

21:19

Rescue

Straight Point

ILB launched to assist a 22ft motor cruiser with engine failure, approx 1m south of Ladram Bay. ILB arrived on scene and took the vessel under tow towards Exmouth Docks. The motor cruiser was then docked at the Exmouth Marina Entrance Pontoon.

005-05

09-07-05

21:19

Rescue

Straight Point

ILB launched to assist Motor Cruiser MV Newman that had broken down off Straight Point. ILB located MV Newman and assisted vessel.

006-05

10-07-05

08:00

Rescue

Beer

Continuation of incident no 005-05. ILB launched to tow MV Newman from Beer to Axmouth Harbour. MV Newman was towed into Axmouth Harbour and secured to mooring at the slipway.

007-05

10-07-05

14:02

Rescue

Ladram Bay

ILB launched to assist a Blue & White Bayliner vessel, unable to re-start it’s engine approx 600m South of Ladram Bay. ILB towed vessel to Exmouth Fairway Buoy, where tow was passed to a smaller craft for towing to Cockwood.

008-05

03-08-05

15:18

Search

Seaton Bay

ILB launched to search for 2 person being blown offshore in 2 inflatables, Seaton Bay. ILB was stood down at 15:28 after owners of the inflatables informed Coastguards that no persons were onboard.

009-05

13-08-05

16:14

Rescue

Beer Head

ILB launched to assist a lady & her dog stuck on rocks at the base of Beer Head. Casuatlies was located at at 16:35 and a crew member placed ashore. Coastguard Helicopter Whiskey Bravo on scene 10 minutes later and winched both the lady and her dog on board. Casualtieswere then landed at the top of Beer Head and assisted by Beer Coastguard.

010-05

15-08-05

14:26

Search/Rescue

Peak Hill

ILB launched to assist 4 persons in a dinghy 0.5nm south of Peak Hill. ILB searched the area and located a small dinghy being towed by two swimmers. Swimmers were taken aboard ILB and dinghy towed back to Port Royal and landed ashore. ILB then re-tasked by Portland Coastguard to check on another vessel reported being towed towards Ladram Bay. Crew member was placed ashore at Ladram Bay and determined all persons in broken down vessel were un-injured. ILB returned to station at 15:30.

011-05

18-08-05

19:50

Rescue

Lyme Bay

ILB launched to assist a yacht in position 50 36.03N 003 10.00W. Vessel had lost steering and had gear box problems. Exmouth Lifeboat arrived on scene and rigged tow, for recovery of vessel back to Exmouth.

012-05

09-10-05

09:21

Rescue

Beer Head

A routine training session for Sidmouth Lifeboat was diverted by Portland Coastguard to help
search for a lost dog last Sunday morning.
Members of Beer Coastguard team Naomi Truell, Aiden Winder and Alan Phillips had been tasked to search for the missing black and white collie dog, named Jasper, on the cliffs and beach between Beer head and Branscombe. Sidmouth Lifeboat- Pride of Sidmouth searched the coastline, and using binoculars crewman Mike Vittles located the dog in a small cave beneath Beer head.The dog made off along the beach and crewman Grant Smith was put ashore to catch the dog and hand him over to members of the coastguard team. The dog was returned to the owners on holiday at Beer Head Caravan Park

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