Following local reports of laser attacks on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) aircraft in November 2016, the Association of Air Ambulances has conducted a survey with its air operator membership and found that the reported number of three incidents in 2015 has increased to 10 during 2016.
Photo: PR130217 George Bearman II recovery after rescuing man in river Exe
Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched twice on Sunday 12 February to sailors in difficulty in the river Exe estuary and off Topsham. The charity that saves lives at sea strives to educate water users in local community safety awareness.
PR030217 Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launching in difficult conditions
Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn and D class George Bearman II launched on the morning of 2 February following reports from various members of the public to the Coastguard concerning a windsurfer in difficulty in the river Exe.