RNLB 12-16 Grace Darling still looking great

RNLB 12-16 Grace Darling
Despite lockdown, our All Weather Lifeboat “Gracie” sits gleaming in the boathouse, ready to go at a moment’s notice if needed. Her shine and immaculate condition is amazing as she celebrates 29 years service here at Seahouses – a credit to our Cox/Mechanic Craig. She arrived in July 1991. Her replacement is ready at Poole, delayed by Covid 19.  “Gracie” is likely to be retired from service later this year.

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Exmouth lifeboat launched to assist Jet Ski in difficulty

PHOTOGRAPH : ILB_2_LR_wide = Exmouth Inshore Lifeboat launches to the rescue : Credit John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI

At 14:50 hrs today, Friday 17 July 2020 Exmouth RNLI’s temporary Inshore Lifeboat D-755 Peggy D was requested to launch by H.M. Coastguard following a report of a jet skier in difficulty off Red Rock, Dawlish Warren.

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6 CHILDREN CUT OFF BY TIDE AT BUDLE BAY.

A happy outcome for what could so easily have been a tragedy. Around the coasts of Britain, and most countries with a seaboard, there are areas of shoaling waters. At low water there are large inviting areas of miles of sand with warm pools but there are also great dangers. Many of these areas hold special hidden danger of quicksands but the greatest danger comes when the tide turns. An incoming tide can rapidly cut off the unwary, leaving them isolated on sandbanks that will soon submerge. Added to this are often vicious rip currents that can sweep victims out to sea. Children must be supervised but the dangers apply to adults including the strongest swimmers. Please take care when enjoying the sands…….SARN Ed.

At 19:03hr on Saturday 11 July 2020, UK Coastguard requested Seahouses ILB to go to the immediate assistance of 6 children reported cut off on a sandbank, by the rising tide at Budle Bay, north of Bamburgh. Local Coastguard Officers were also deployed.

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