Exmouth All Weather Lifeboat : Thermal Imaging Binoculars

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A : FLIR Binoculars 1 = Headteacher of St. Peters Preparatory School, Mrs Charlotte Johnson is given a demonstration of the equipment.

B: FLIR Binoculars 2 : Headteacher of St. Peters Preparatory School, Mrs Charlotte Johnson presents the equipment to Exmouth RNLI Coxswain, Steve Hockings-Thompson

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, Exmouth RNLI were very pleased to receive their new Thermal Imaging Binoculars for use on their Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat, R and J Welburn. These sophisticated binoculars target heat emissions, providing excellent vision in daylight, low light and complete darkness, and enabling volunteer lifeboat crew to detect and identify vessels and individuals at sea in low or no light situations.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers rescue four teenagers cut off by the tide

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Photos: PR260628 Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II recovers after service

On 25 June at 5.30pm, Exmouth’s inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched following a 999 call from four teenagers cut off by the tide between Orcombe Point and Sandy Bay.

Crew volunteers were on scene within four minutes, recovered the three boys and one girl and landed them on the beach west of Orcombe Point to safety. George Bearman II returned to station and was ready for service again at 5.50pm.

Helm, Guy Munnings said:

The teenagers did exactly the right thing and immediately called 999 for the Coastguard, instead of attempting a route up the cliffs which could have resulted in injury and a more difficult rescue for us and perhaps local coastguard teams would have needed to be tasked.

We advised the casualties to check tide tables before they set off for future walks along the shore and showed them how to access information on their mobile phones. Our RNLI lifeguards on duty can advise you on tides between 10am and 6pm every day until September and you can pick up a tide table in our RNLI shop during opening hours. There are signs under the cliffs to inform people of the dangers of being cut of by the tides. We remind people to dial 999 if they find themselves in difficulty.’

 

 

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.’