Exmouth and Sidmouth lifeboats rescue four people

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PR200817-1 Exmouth Crew volunteers attaching a tow rope to casualty vessel

PR200817-2 Sidmouth lifeboat towing casualty vessel

 PR200817-3 Sidmouth lifeboat Crew volunteers on board Pride of Sidmouth

PR200817-4 Exmouth D class lifeboat George Bearman II

PR200817-5 Exmouth Coastguard Response Team waiting at Mamhead slipway

As I had just finished writing this yesterday (20 August), George Bearman II  launched at 6pm following reports of a kitesurfer in difficulty in the river Exe. A concerned member of the public had called the Coastguard. When our Crew volunteers arrived on scene within 10 minutes, the man had recovered himself ashore but was looking for his board. To prevent him putting himself in any further danger, we recovered his board and the man and took them back to Imperial Recreation ground to safety.
Emma Tarling 
Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Exmouth RNLI

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Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat on fourteen and half hour rescue mission

The Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat responded to its third call out in a week to assist a 24metre, 245 tonne fishing boat with five people on board which got into difficulty with engine failure. The boat, which left Killybegs in the early hours of this morning, Friday 18th got into difficulty when their engine failed 10 miles north west of Glen Head. The lifeboat launched at 3 30 am and reached the casualty at 5 am. Weather conditions at the time were challenging with a two metre swell and west, south west wind of force 5-7. Having reached the fishing vessel in the dark the lifeboat managed to get a tow rope on board but the tow rope broke several times because of the weight of the boat and the high swell. Having finally secured the rope the lifeboat proceeded to tow the boat to Killybegs harbour. After a tow which took 9 hours the boat was finally safely berthed at Killybegs and the lifeboat returned to base at 6pm after refuelling at Burtonport. Lifeboat Coxswain, Jimmy Early paid tribute to the crew of the fishing vessel, “they were a very experienced fishing crew and knew exactly what was required to bring them safely ashore, now it’s bedtime, hopefully ”

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BODY BOARDER BEING CARRIED OUT TO SEA OFF BEADNELL POINT

At 18:09hr on Thursday 17th August 2017, UKCG requested the immediate launch of Seahouses Lifeboats, following a report of a female on a body board without wetsuit or lifejacket, being carried out to sea off Beadnell point. Another body board had allegedly gone into the water to try and assist the female who had gone out of sight.

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PERSON CUT OFF BY TIDE AT ROSS LINKS SANDS, NEAR HOLY ISLAND

At 15.26hr on Saturday 12th August 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to assist a person cut off by the tide at Ross Links Sands, north of Bamburgh, near Holy Island. Local shore based Coastguard Rescue Teams from Holy Island, Seahouses and Berwick were also mobilised to the scene.

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Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence

Image: Sophie and Rav – Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2016

NEW AWARD, NEW JUDGE, NEW VENUE…SAME POPULAR HOSTS
The Association of Air Ambulances has announced that BBC News journalist Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding will once again host this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence on 13 November in London.

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Lone fisherman and capsized powerboat tows

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PR060817-1 Fishing boat Shannon tow 6 August (Credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR060817-2 Capsized boat ILB tow 5 August (Credit: Exmouth Coastguard)

Exmouth RNLI volunteers assist lone fisherman with engine failure

Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launched at 1.34pm on 6 August to a lone fisherman in a 21′ wooden day boat with engine failure, four miles south east of Exmouth lifeboat station.

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Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

Flame-defying maritime pilots recognized with IMO bravery accolade

01/08/2017 Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

Two members of the Houston Pilots in the United States are to receive the 2017 IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. The pair will be recognized for their role in averting a major tragedy when the ship they were piloting broke down and burst into flames after colliding with mooring dolphins.

 

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SEAHOUSES LIFEBOATS CALLED TWICE, MINUTES APART, FOR SEPARATE INCIDENTS

At 15.28hr on Friday 28th July 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to assist the ambulance service with an injured male on Bamburgh beach, with a suspected broken ankle. One option would be to remove the casualty by sea to a better location to transfer him to an ambulance. Local Coastguard Rescue Officers from Seahouses and Holy Island also were travelling to the scene by road.

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