Callouts – 2012

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  Incident No:   Date   Time   Nature of Call Out   Location  
 01-12 05-02-12  15.38  Search  Ladram Bay   Launched to a report of a dog, Charlie, who has gone over the cliff near Ladram Bay. Sadly he had not survived the fall, but was taken aboard the Lifeboat ready for return to his owners.
 02-12 16-03-12  09.18  Rescue  Jacobs Ladder  Launched to assist a female swimmer in distress at Jacobs Ladder. Additional Lifeboat crew in attendance on the beach, along with Police officers and Ambulance crew. The casualty was assisted offshore safe and well. 
 03-12 05-05-12  16.15  Rescue  Ladram Bay  Launched to reports of 5 persons being cut off by the tide near Ladram Bay. In fact, 7 persons were found to be coming into danger, and a Lifeboat crewman was put ashore to give advice regarding the rising tide and a safe course of action. 
 04-12 13-05-12  13.07  Rescue  Ladram Bay  Launched to a broken down motorboat at Ladram Bay with 4 persons on board. Vessel taken in tow by Sidmouth Lifeboat towards Axmouth. Conditions found to be unsuitable for entry into the Axe and towed continued to Lyme Regis. 
 05-12 19-07-12  19.04  Search  Sidmouth Beach   The retirement dinner for outgoing Senior Coxswain Simon Sparrow was delayed when Sidmouth Lifeboat was launched to reports of a body floating in the water off of Sidmouth. The object was found to be a coat.
 06-12 07-08-12  04.24  Rescue  Sidmouth Beach Launched in the early hours of the morning to search for a missing swimmer off of Sidmouth Beach. Nightsights and Searchlights were utilised in quickly finding the confused swimmer 50m offshore and swimming away from land. He was taken aboard and returned safely to shore. 
 07-12 09-08-12  20.52  Assist  Beer Head  Launched to assist with an incident off of Beer Head. Stood down by Police. 
 08-12 15-08-12  18.09  Rescue  Seaton  Paged by Portland Coastguard following reports of a swimmer in trouble in heavy seas at Seaton. Conditions would have meant the 7 miles transit to Seaton would have taken an hour (as opposed to the usual 10 minutes) and assistance in breaking surf would have been impossible. A team was about to be dispatched by road to render assistance directly from the beach, when the casualty was reported safely washed ashore.
 09-12 23-09-12  17.01  Rescue  Sidmouth Beach  Paged following a surfer reported to be in difficulty in large waves at Clifton Beach, Sidmouth. Lifeboat exiting boathouse for launch was stood down when surfer safely made it ashore.
 10-12 26-12-12  10.30  Rescue  Sidmouth Beach   While providing safety cover for the annual Boxing Day swim at Sidmouth, a number of casualties were washed onto rocks by rapidly increasing wind and sea conditions. Assistance was given by Lifeboat crew and members of the public, with treatment given in the boathouse for minor grazes.

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