Callouts – 2008

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Incident No: Date

Time

Type

Location

Incident Report
01-08 27/01/08 11:10 Rescue Sidmouth Following a call from Portland Coastguard Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to attend a person reported to be on the edge of the cliffs at Connaught Gardens.
The situation was resolved safely and the Lifeboat was immediately re-tasked by Portland Coastguard.
02-08 27/01/08 11:18 Search Budleigh Salterton At the request of the Police a shoreline search was carried out from Otterton ledge to Littleham Cove, West of Budleigh Salterton. A young male had been reported missing last night.
Coastguard teams and police helicopter also carried out a search of the area in the morning.
The missing Person was found safe and well and the search stood down.
03-08 21/03/08 18:00 Search Beer Head ILB tasked to perform a close inshore search of the Beer Head area including the cliff tops, for a reported missing person. ILB performed search and was then stood down due to failing daylight. The Missing person was later located safe and well. Also involved were Lyme Regis Lifeboat, Beer Coast Guard & the Coast Guard Helicopter.
04-08 14/05/08 18:21 Rescue Danger Point Following a call from Portland Coastguard Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to attend a kayaker who had capsized and was unable to get back into his craft. The lifeboat was on scene at the base of the cliffs at Danger Point, just east of Budleigh Salterton, at 1827The casualty was brought on board the lifeboat and found to be hypothermic and vomiting. It was therefore decided that he should be winched from the lifeboat onto Coastguard helicopter R107, which was en route, for immediate transfer to Dorchester hospital. This accomplished, the lifeboat was back at station at 18:58.
05-08 19/05/08 12:20 Search Sidmouth Following a call from Portland Coastguard Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to search the area between Ladram Bay and Weston mouth for missing female. Nothing found.The Lifeboat was stood down at 1324 hrs and was ready for service at 1410 hrs.
06-08 26/06/08 13:00 Search Sidmouth Portland Coastguard tasked Sidmouth Lifeboat to search the beach East of Sidmouth between the river Sid and Salcombe Mouth.A party of five people were reported to have been cut off by the tide. On arriving at the scene the crew made sure the group were not in any danger and they returned to Sidmouth by Coast path from Salcombe Mouth. The Lifeboat was stood down at 13.17 hrs and was ready for service at 13.30hrs.
07-08 01/07/08 16:10 Rescue Ladram Bay Portland Coastguard tasked Sidmouth Lifeboat to attend a dinghy, 2 persons on board, reported in difficulty off Ladram bay, West of Sidmouth. The dinghy with two lads aboard was towed ashore by another vessel in the area just before the lifeboat arrived on scene. A crew member went ashore to establish all was well and the lifeboat returned to station.
The Lifeboat was stood down at 16.25 hrs and was turned around and ready for service at 16.55hrs.
08-08 12/07/08 08:10 Rescue High Peak Portland Coastguard tasked Sidmouth Lifeboat to assist Devon and Cornwall Police in recovering a body from the beach west of Picket Rock.Beer Coastguard Team, Sidmouth Coastguard team, Coastguard Search and Rescue helicopter and Police helicopter were also in attendance.
09-08 23/07/08 15:50 Search River Sid Portland Coastguard tasked Sidmouth Lifeboat to check out a recent landslide to the East of the River Sid. Nothing untoward reported. The Lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service at 16:26 hours.
10-08 24/07/08 12:53 Rescue Sidmouth Portland Coastguard tasked Sidmouth Lifeboat to assist in recovering four people from Chit Rocks. The casualties had already been recovered and the lifeboat was asked to complete a sweep of the beach to make sure no-one else was in difficulty. Due to the South-Easterly wind, the current around Chit Rocks and the rock islands was stronger than usual.
11-08 24/07/08 15:00 Rescue Sidmouth Portland Coastguard tasked Sidmouth Lifeboat to assist in recovering six people from Chit Rocks. The casualties had made it back to shore, and were being treated by an ambulance crew.Due to the South-Easterly wind, the current around Chit Rocks and the rock islands was stronger than usual. Portland coastguard rescue helicopter and members of the local coastguard team were also in attendance. The MCGA press release of this incident can be found here
12-08 05/08/08 02:05 Search Ladram Bay Portland Coastguard tasked Sidmouth Lifeboat to investigate 2 red flares reported seen out at sea South of Ladram Bay. Beer and Exmouth Coastguard teams were also on scene and searched the shore around the area of Ladram Bay. Sidmouth Lifeboat searched the sea area from Ladram Bay towards Brandy Head widening the area to the South. Nothing untoward was found, Lifeboat and coastguards were stood down at 03:23.
13-08 08/08/08 21:13 Rescue Sidmouth Police on the seafront alerted the Boathouse to a woman who had swum some distance offshore and was in difficulty. The lifeboat was launched and immediately proceeded toward the casualty’s reported position. She had in the meantime been swept toward the vessel Pride of the Exe which was anchored offshore. The lifeboat crew went aboard and assessed the casualty before moving her to the lifeboat and returning to the shore and transferring her to the waiting ambulance.
14-08 12/08/08 16:08 Rescue Ladram Bay Sidmouth Lifeboat was launched by Portland Coastguard following a report of two people clinging to rocks near Ladram Bay. On arriving on scene the crew spotted the casualties, who had been at sea in an inflatable dinghy, on the southern end of a rock stack, just clear of the water. Due to the sea conditions it was necessary to put a crewman on a swimming line to recover the casualties to the lifeboat. The boat then returned to Sidmouth where the casualties were transferred to an ambulance. At the request of the coastguard a second launch was carried out to recover the damaged dinghy which had been separated from the 2 casualties.
15-08 13/08/08 Search Lyme Regis Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to proceed to Culver hole point, near Lyme Regis, to assist Lyme Regis Lifeboat in an on-going search for two kayakers reported overdue.
02:00 a relief crew were driven to Lyme Regis for a crew change and to refuel the lifeboat.
The original crew rested in Lyme Regis boat house for another 3 hours.
05:30 The crew was changed again and the lifeboats refuelled.
An RAF Search and rescue helicopter from RMB Chivenor and Weymouth all weather lifeboat joined the search at first light.
Lyme Regis and West Bay Coastguard teams carried out shore line searches of the area along with the Dorset Police. The MCGA press release of this incident can be found here08:30 the reported missing persons were located safe and well and the search stood down.
16-08 22/08/08 14:43 Rescue Sidmouth Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to recover a small inflatable dinghy, which due to the offshore wind, was being blown out to sea about 100 metres off Sidmouth. 1 person reported to be aboard. As Sidmouth lifeboat was launching from Clifton beach two canoeists helped in the rescue by towing the casualty toward the shore, the lifeboat crew then assisted the casualty onto the lifeboat and brought her ashore. The casualty was extremely cold from being in the water so was suspected to be suffering from hypothermia. An ambulance was called to transfer her to Exeter hospital for a check-up. She was released later
17-08 01/09/08 14:45 Search Beer Head Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to search for a 14′ sailing yacht missing in Lyme Bay. The yacht had departed Exmouth Marina and was heading for Lyme Regis in 2-3m seas. Sidmouth Lifeboat searched from Sidmouth to Beer Head where the yacht was found to have made it safely to Lyme Regis. The lifeboat then returned to station and was ready for service at 15:46. The MCGA press release of this callout can be found here
18-08 23/12/08 15:00 Investigation Beer Head Lifeboat was requested by Portland Coastguard, to investigate Beer Head and ascertain if the parachute left behind during the rescue of a base jumper the previous day, was still present. ILB searched the area and located the parachute still stuck on the cliffs approx. mid way down. Information was passed to the Coastguard and ILB then returned to station.
19-08 23/11/08 23:05 Search Sidmouth Area Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to assist the police in a shoreline search for an elderly male missing in the Sidmouth area. The area covered was from Big Picket rock to the West of Sidmouth up to Weston Mouth in the East. Beer coastguard search and rescue teams and the police were involved in the search. After a thorough search of the area using white para Illuminants nothing untoward was found. The lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service at 01:40

 

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