Exmouth volunteers called out overnight after sighting of red flare

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Photos: PR170618 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn recovered at daybreak

On Friday 15 June at 10.45pm (we returned Saturday 16 June), Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn was tasked by the UK Coastguard after a sighting of a red flare, four to five miles north east from a vessel in Torbay.

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BUSY DAY FOR SEAHOUSES LIFEBOAT CREW !

Photo shows the HART Team boarding the Lifeboat at Seahouses

At 14:20hr on Tuesday 12th June 2018, UK Coastguard requested the assistance of Seahouses Lifeboat Crew, to assist the local coastguard team with a female who had suffered a pelvic injury, following a fall on a local passenger vessel. She was conscious but in great pain, and required pain relief which the Lifeboat Crew can administer. One of the crew, who is a local doctor, was also on the station for crew training, and was able to respond immediately. The passenger vessel was already alongside at Seahouses Harbour.

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Exmouth RNLI (PR120618 Both Exmouth lifeboats launch to search for person in the water)

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Photos: PR120618 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II being recovered with the recovery of Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn in the background.

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II and Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launched on the evening of 11 June following a 999 call to the Coastguard.

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It’s Time for a Chat Metro Vancouver – 6 Tips to Avoid Becoming Our Next Customer

As we continue to transition between seasons on the mountains, the number and types of calls North Shore Rescue responds to change as well. Lengthening daylight hours, warm temperatures in the city, and the appearance of snowmelt on the visible parts of the North Shore Mountains tend to call people to the outdoors in droves. Frankly, this is an understandable phenomenon after a long rainy Vancouver winter. We have some pretty amazing places for summer hikers to visit, and some pretty amazing vistas to be had. That said, it is not summer on the mountains and to assume such can be a fatal mistake!

…it is not summer on the mountains…

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers assist disorientated solo sailor

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Photos: PR310518 George Bearman II taking over the tow of the yacht in the river Exe

On 31 May at 1.25pm, Exmouth inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched to assist a man who had been at sea for two days and had become disorientated near Langstone Rock.

The skipper of a local passenger boat company had heard the Pan Pan call for help for assistance by the sailor who was unsure of his location and called the Coastguard when the casualty in his 60s, was spotted off Dawlish Warren. Sidmouth lifeboat had already been tasked to search between Beer Head and Orcombe Point and subsequently tasked to tow the casualty towards the river Exe.

Exmouth RNLI volunteers took over the tow of the 7m yacht and put it on a visitor’s mooring in the river Exe. Other Crew volunteers took the casualty back to Exmouth lifeboat station so he could be assessed by a Paramedic.

Helm, Andy Stott said:

‘The casualty had been at sea for two days and two nights in poor weather conditions. He had lost use of all electrics, his hand-held VHF radio had been dropped into the sea during that period and he had become unsure of his location, especially in the poor visibility.’

 

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Drones Rescued At Least 65 People In Previous Year

At least 65 people have been rescued by drones in the last year, according to a new report issued by DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology. The report gathers accounts from news outlets and public safety agencies around the world, and includes 27 separate incidents on five continents.

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The report, “More Lives Saved: A Year Of Drone Rescues Around The World,” is available for download at this link. It highlights how improved drone technology, rapid adoption by first responders and smart aviation regulations have combined to increase the pace of drone use in critical public safety missions.

In conjunction with an earlier report released last year, DJI has now counted at least 124 people around the world rescued by drones. The new report found drones have dropped buoys to struggling swimmers in Australia and Brazil, spotted unconscious victims in sub-freezing weather in England and America, and found stranded people in fields, rivers and mountains.

“Drones allow rescuers a way to find missing people, deliver supplies like food and life vests, and cut search and response times from hours to minutes,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President for Policy & Legal Affairs. “When laws and regulations allow public safety agencies to deploy drones easily, rescuers are able to save time and money, protect their personnel, and most importantly, rescue people from peril.”

More than one person a week was rescued by a drone over the last year on average, the report found, including at least 18 found by thermal imaging cameras that can sense a person’s body heat even in darkness or when hidden by thick brush.

In one case, police in Lincolnshire, England responded to a car crash on a dark rural road on a cold night but were unable to find the driver. A drone with a thermal imaging camera spotted the driver in a ditch away from the crash scene, and captured the dramatic moments when it guided officers to find him. Click here to watch a video featuring that rescue.

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