Callouts – 2010

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Incident No:

Date

Time

Nature of Call Out

Location

Incident Report

01-10
08/02/10
11:55
Search
Brandy Head
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist the Police in dealing with a cliff top incident. Coastguard Cliff Teams and Coastguard Helicopter were also in attendance and one individual was helped to safety by the Police.
02-10
04/04/10
12:20
Rescue
Seaton
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard along with the Coastguard Helicopter to assist Kayakers in difficulty. The Kayakers were helped to safety by a local fishing vessel.
03-10
04/040/10
21:41
Rescue
High Peak
Sidmouth Lifeboat launched to assist cliff-top teams in locating a casualty who had fallen off High Peak. Spotlights, white parachute flares and voice communications were used to locate the casualty who was winched to safety by Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 106.
04-10
12/05/10
14:42
Rescue
Budleigh Salterton
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist a swimmer in difficulty near Budleigh Salterton. Upon arrival the crew noted that the swimmer was ashore, safe and well.
05-10
16/05/10
10:05
Rescue
Ladram Bay
Whilst on Sunday training Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist a motor yacht taking on water. ILB picked up the salvage pump from the boathouse and used the pump to decant the stricken vessel. The vessel was then towed to Exmouth dock, where the casualty vessel was handed over to Exmouth Lifeboat to complete it’s journey. Sidmouth ILB stood down and returned to training.
06-10
26/05/10
17:50
Search
Budleigh Salterton
Sidmouth Lifeboat and Exmouth Coastguard team were tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist in a search for a Spear Fisherman thought to be swept out to sea at Budleigh Salterton. The Spear Fisherman was reported safe and well but on the East side of the River Otter mouth. ILB stood down prior to launch.
07-10
06/06/10
16:33
Search
Budleigh Salterton
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to search for a 12ft RIB with 2 persons on board thought to be out of fuel and drifting SE of Budleigh Salterton. A coordinated search was organised with Exmouth Lifeboat and the casualty vessel was located 3.2 nm ESE of Budleigh Salterton. The crew were transferred safe and well back to Budleigh Salterton by Exmouth Lifeboat.
08-10
28/06/10
17:18
Rescue
Budleigh Salterton
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to search for a speedboat with 1 person on board thought to be drifting SE of Budleigh Salterton. The vessel was located on rocks and taking in water. Due to rocks and sea conditions the lifeboat could only approach to with 20m of the stricken vessel. A crewman entered the water on a swimming line and recovered the skipper to the Lifeboat. The skipper was then returned to his family on Budleigh beach. The Lifeboat then returned and made several attempts to recover the vessel, but to no avail.
09-10
03/07/10
12:30
Rescue
Ladram Bay
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist a 7m vessel with 4 persons on board broken down in Ladram bay. The vessel was towed back to Teignmouth, put on a pontoon.
10-10
05/07/10
20:24
Rescue
Sidmouth
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist a small fishing vessel with 2 persons on board. The vessel had engine trouble and was drifting offshore 1nm SE of Sidmouth. The vessel and crew were safe and well and towed back to Clifton Beach at Sidmouth.
11-10
24/07/10
16:58
Recovery
Sidmouth
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to assist the Ambulance Service in the recovery of a casualty from Jacobs Ladder Beach. Unfortunately the casualty did not respond to Paramedic CPR and was sadly declared deceased at the scene. Sidmouth Lifeboat recovered the casualty to the Boathouse on behalf of the Police and Coroner.
12-10
26/07/10
15:30
Rescue
Branscombe
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist an outboard powered Mirror dinghy, with no sails or mast, which had broken down near Branscombe. The vessel was sighted approximately 1.5nm offshore and drifting in strong offshore winds. The 2 casualties were found without lifejackets, flares or a VHF radio, taken on board Sidmouth Lifeboat and returned to Port Royal beach along with their vessel.
13-10
21/08/10
14:16
Rescue
Sidmouth
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to assist a 34ft yacht in trouble in heavy seas approximately 7nm south of Sidmouth. The yacht was taken in tow towards Lyme Regis (at the request of HM Coastguard). The vessel was handed over to Lyme Regis ILB for the remainder of the tow to Lyme Regis.
14-10
23/08/10
17:36
Rescue
Sidmouth
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to rescue 3 children aged 11, 12 and 13 who were stranded by the tide on the rock islands at Sidmouth. The 3 children were taken aboard the lifeboat and returned safely to their parents on Clifton Beach.
15-10
28/08/10
09:58
Search
Beer
Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to search for a 77 year old female missing from the Seaton area since 07:00hrs. The lifeboat completed 2 close inshore searches between Beer Head and the mouth of the River Axe. The missing person was located safe and well on Beer High Street by Beer Coastguard.
16-10
31/08/10
19:23
Search
Sidmouth
During routine training Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard to search for an 80 year old couple and their daughter reported as lost or possibly cut off by the tide at Weston Beach. The lifeboat conducted a close inshore search between Hook Ebb and Branscombe Ebb, putting a crewman ashore to talk to beach users. With no confirmed sightings and a lack of light the lifeboat was stood down. Coastguard teams continued the search inland.
17-10 25/09/10 12:07 Search Sidmouth Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard, to search between Jacobs Ladder Beach and Ladram Bay for 2 young children blown offshore in a dinghy. Sidmouth Lifeboat conducted a close inshore search between Jacobs Ladder and Ladram and quickly located the casualties half a mile offshore. The children were recovered safe and well to their grandparents on Jacobs Ladder Beach and the lifeboat was stood down.
18-10 10/10/10 15:46 Rescue Branscombe Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard, to search for one Laser dinghy and one catamaran in trouble south of Sherborne Rocks (east of Branscombe). Boats crewed by a son and father respectively. Boats were located one mile south of Branscombe.  The Laser had capsized and was holed (sinking). Crew confirmed that no-one else was in trouble, took the boy on board towed the Laser to Beer Beach , where the boy was reunited with his mother, safe and well. Lifeboat returned to escort the father and his catamaran to Beer Beach .
19-10 23/10/10 08:42 Recovery Sidmouth Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard, to investigate a small fishing boat drifting half a mile south of Sidmouth. Coastguard was concerned that crew had been lost overboard. Lifeboat arrived on scene and established that engine was down and no crew in the vicinity. Coastguard confirmed that a 999 call had been received from a Ladram Bay fisherman to report a boat missing from Ladram Bay Beach .Crew confirmed that the fuel supply was disconnected and completed a tow to Ladram Bay where the boat was safely put ashore and winched up the beach to safety. Owner present.
20-10 25/10/10 10:23 Search Seaton Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Portland Coastguard, to search for a person missing from Beer.An extensive 3 hour close inshore search was conducted between the River Sid and Seaton seafront, along with Lyme Regis Lifeboat. Nothing found.

(Missing person was later located landward safe and well.)

21-10 07/11/10 15:27 Search Ladram Bay Sidmouth Lifeboat was launched at the request of Portland Coastguard, to search for a Spaniel which was believed to have gone over the cliff between Ladram Bay and High Peak. A crewman was put ashore at Big Picket, to walk the shoreline towards Sandy Cove while the Lifeboat conducted a close inshore search. The dog was found on the shore at the eastern end of Sandy Cove.  Sadly it had not survived the fall.  It was taken aboard the lifeboat and returned to the owners, in company with Coastguard Officers, at Ladram Bay

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