At 12:17 hrs today, Thursday 28 May 2020 both Exmouth’s RNLI temporary lifeboats, the Inshore Lifeboat D-755 Peggy D and All Weather Lifeboat 13-33 Bridie O’Shea were requested to launch by H.M. Coastguard following reports of a swimmer who had reportedly disappeared out of view off the beach at Steamer Steps, Budleigh Salterton.
Photograph 1 : ILB_2 – Exmouth RNLI Inshore Lifeboat launches to the rescue Credit : John Thorogood / RNLI
Photograph 2 : Rescue 25_5_20 Marine Traffic – Map of route taken by Exmouth Inshore Lifeboat. Credit : Marine Traffic
Photograph 3: Exmouth ALB launching Credit: RNLI
At 17:11 hrs today, Monday 25 May 2020 Exmouth’s RNLI temporary lifeboats, the Inshore Lifeboat D-755 Peggy D and All Weather Lifeboat 13-33 Bridie O’Shea were alerted by H.M. Coastguard following multiple reports of a swimmer in difficulties off the beach at Budleigh Salterton.
Photograph : ILB_ALB – Both Exmouth RNLI lifeboats launch to the rescue
At 21:42 hrs yesterday, Saturday 23 May 2020 Exmouth’s RNLI temporary lifeboats, the Inshore Lifeboat D-755 Peggy D and All Weather Lifeboat 13-33 Bridie O’Shea were alerted by H.M. Coastguard to a report of a rowing boat in difficulty on the River Exe.
At 17:21hr on Tuesday 12 May 2020, Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard, to convey an ambulance crew to Holy Island, where there was an elderly female with a head injury, believed to be from a fall. This incident was not Covid-19 related. Local Coastguards Officers were in attendance, and treating the casualty. The Holy Island Coastguard Team are Co-Responders for the Ambulance Service. The causeway was closed by the tide, with high tide at Seahouses at 19.34hr that day, and 5 minutes later at Holy Island. The tide was still rising, and had the ambulance crew crossed, they would soon be cut off on the island. The Lifeboat crew were paged and the lifeboat was launched, and after arrival of the ambulance crew at Seahouses, made best speed to Holy island in quite rough sea conditions. A squally wind was recording Force 5-7, making the passage uncomfortable for all aboard the lifeboat.