Exmouth RNLI volunteers officially name their new ‘workhorse’ George Bearman II

Photos: (Credit Simon Culliford)

PR220517-1 Pauline Smith names George Bearman II with Helm, Roger Jackson.

PR220517-2 Molly Stott presents to Pauline Smith and receives flowers from Martin Gregory.

A Naming and Dedication ceremony took place at Exmouth lifeboat station for the second D class lifeboat provided by Pauline Smith, in memory of her grandfather, George Bearman.

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Arranmore Lifeboat rescues two people off Glen Head

By Nora Flanagan, Arranmore Lifeboat Press Officer
 The RNLI Arranmore lifeboat was called out to assist two people in a boat with engine failure off the coast of Glen Head, County Donegal on Saturday evening 20th May at 8 35pm. The boat which had left Bunbeg and was on its way to Sligo, developed engine trouble and was taking in water  and had to drop anchor off Glen Head until the lifeboat secured a tow rope. The lifeboat proceeded to tow the stricken vessel to Burtonport where it was placed in dry dock for repair. Jimmy Early, coxswain of the lifeboat said the crew did the right thing calling out the lifeboat and as we approach the summer that people should be aware or the RNLI’s Respect The Water Campaign.

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Both Exmouth lifeboats rescue lone sailor on ‘unseaworthy’ yacht

 

Exmouth RNLI Shannon class and D class lifeboats launched today after a passing tug spotted a lone sailor aboard a 26′ yacht in difficulty, two miles south of Exmouth.

PR030517-1 Shannon class towing casualty with D class lifeboat alongside

PR030517-2 Helm, Roger Jackson investigating problem on board yacht

PR030517-3 Yacht in tow – view from Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn

Inshore lifeboat launched first at 11.42am to investigate. The casualty vessel had taken on water and suffered engine failure, so Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn also launched at 12 noon.

Crew volunteers put a salvage pump on board the yacht and the Shannon towed the sailor into the river Exe, with the D class lifeboat alongside.

The man was taken to his mooring off Starcross pier and safety advice was given. The casualty was wearing a lifejacket but his VHF radio wasn’t connected, meaning the only method of communication he had was a torch to flash SOS.

Helm, Roger Jackson said:

We pumped as much water out as we could, but the whole yacht was completely sodden. The casualty wanted to stay on board and fix the leak himself. His wooden yacht was very old and we advised him not to take to the sea in the same condition and without means of communication again.’

 

Both boats were back at station at 2pm and ready for service at 2.30pm.

 

 

Former casualties turned Fundraisers present cheque to their rescuers

PR190417 Cheque presentation.

(left to right: Crew volunteers Charlie Allen and Roger Moore; Dan Morton and Jared Colclough; Coxswain, Steve Hockings-Thompson; Second Coxswain, Scott Ranft; Crew volunteers, Tommo Thompson and Harry Griffin.)

PR190417 Richard Smith, Jared Colclough and Dan Morton with their RNLI camper van, Oscar Charlie.

On 12 April, the second anniversary of their rescue, Jared Colclough, Dan Morton and Richard Smith returned to Exmouth lifeboat station to hand over a cheque and to thank Crew volunteers who saved their lives.

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Still Searching for Roy Lee and Chun Lam

 

NSR and WVPD are asking for the public’s help. Roy Lee and Chun Lam went snowshoeing on Christmas Day near Cypress Bowl and have not been seen since.  An extensive search of the area provided no additional clues as to their whereabouts. As the snow melts this spring we are asking that the public keep an eye out for any sign of the two snowshoers.  It is believed that the two were snowshoeing the trail to St. Marks on the Howe Sound Crest Trail, but may have got off the trail and became disoriented. It is still believed they are in the area of Strachan Mountain. Their families have provided the below photos of what they were likely wearing the day they went missing. If you do see something please contact the West Vancouver Police 604 925 7300.

 

 

Female cut off by tide at Holy Island 12 04 2017

At 13.46hr on Wednesday 12th April 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to bring a lone female back onto Holy Island from the tiny St Cuthbert’s Isle, on the south side of Holy Island. The female had become cut off by the tide and would have had a substantial wait before the tide receded sufficiently for her to cross safely back onto Holy Island. She had requested to be taken off.

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The start of the Easter holidays and warm weather attracted masses to the south Devon coast last week. Crew volunteers launched several times in just four days and continue to encourage members of the public to respect the water.

PR100417 11 yr old Labrador Staffordshire cross, Barney with owners Blanche and Paul Barker with Crew volunteers: Tractor Driver, Ed Shutt (left) and Helm, Scott Ranft (right).

PR100417 George Bearman II recovery at 8pm on 9 April

The start of the Easter holidays and warm weather attracted masses to the south Devon coast last week. Crew volunteers launched several times in just four days and continue to encourage members of the public to respect the water.

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