At 02:05hr on Monday 23 March 2020, Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard, to convey an ambulance crew to an ill male on Holy island, which was not coronavirus related. The causeway was closed by the tide, with high tide at Seahouses at 02:23hr that day, and 5 minutes later at Holy Island. The crew were paged and the lifeboat was quickly launched to stand by in the harbour, for the arrival of the ambulance.
Image taken 15 mins
before ILB called.
Quality not good,
from mobile phone
with digital zoom.
At 13:05hr on Friday 13 March 2020, Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard, to assist a small 15ft pleasure craft aground on rocks at Beadnell Bay. The boat had been high and dry on the rocks since shortly after launching at Beadnell, and the two occupants were now attempting to re-float the craft on the incoming tide.
RNLI Seahouses to the rescue once again, this time supported by flank station RNLI Berwick
Image of a previous stranding on the causeway
In addition to easily available local information on tide times, electronic signs give warnings on the approaches to the causeway
At 12:23hr on Sunday 08 March 2020, UK Coastguards received multiple emergency calls reporting a number vehicles and people trapped on Holy Island Causeway, by the fast incoming tide. One vehicle contained two adults and a 3yr old child, who were starting to panic as the choppy sea was breaking over the windows and had filled the car with sea water.
Devon artist, Brendan Rawlings, of Zen Wood Design, Topsham, who exhibited his life-sized statuette at Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station on Saturday, raised £1,187.62 for the lifesaving charity in donations received during the event.
At 13:11hr on Saturday 22nd February 2020, Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch to assist Howick and Seahouses Coastguard Rescue Teams at Beadnell Bay. A female walker had sustained a suspected fracture to her ankle and lower leg, south of the Long Nanny, and extraction by sea was considered to be the most appropriate option.
Photographs : (a) Aubrey is presented with his certificate by Dept. Coxswain, Scott Ranft (b) Aubrey thanked his sponsors with a painting Credits : Exmouth RNLI / Aubrey Green
Eleven year old Aubrey Green, from Wilmington, has recently raised £300 for the RNLI following a successful 5k sponsored swim that he completed for the lifesaving charity in January.
At 20:10hr on Friday 14th Feb 2020, Seahouses All Weather Lifeboat was requested to launch to convey an ambulance crew to an emergency on Holy Island. The Causeway was closed by the tide.
Exmouth lifeboat station is looking to recruit additional volunteers
Exmouth RNLI are currently looking for volunteers to support their small team of dedicated volunteers to either help staff the RNLI Shop, as Fundraisers or to help as members of the Lifeboats Visits Team to provide free tours for the public at Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat Station.
Photograph : Exmouth Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II launches to the rescue. Photo : Chris Sims RNLI
At 14:03hrs today Thursday 16 January 2020 Exmouth’s RNLI Inshore Lifeboat George Bearman II was alerted by HM Coastguard to go to the assistance of a male in difficulty in the water in the River Exe near Lympstone.