Former casualties turned Fundraisers present cheque to their rescuers

PR190417 Cheque presentation.

(left to right: Crew volunteers Charlie Allen and Roger Moore; Dan Morton and Jared Colclough; Coxswain, Steve Hockings-Thompson; Second Coxswain, Scott Ranft; Crew volunteers, Tommo Thompson and Harry Griffin.)

PR190417 Richard Smith, Jared Colclough and Dan Morton with their RNLI camper van, Oscar Charlie.

On 12 April, the second anniversary of their rescue, Jared Colclough, Dan Morton and Richard Smith returned to Exmouth lifeboat station to hand over a cheque and to thank Crew volunteers who saved their lives.

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Still Searching for Roy Lee and Chun Lam

 

NSR and WVPD are asking for the public’s help. Roy Lee and Chun Lam went snowshoeing on Christmas Day near Cypress Bowl and have not been seen since.  An extensive search of the area provided no additional clues as to their whereabouts. As the snow melts this spring we are asking that the public keep an eye out for any sign of the two snowshoers.  It is believed that the two were snowshoeing the trail to St. Marks on the Howe Sound Crest Trail, but may have got off the trail and became disoriented. It is still believed they are in the area of Strachan Mountain. Their families have provided the below photos of what they were likely wearing the day they went missing. If you do see something please contact the West Vancouver Police 604 925 7300.

 

 

Female cut off by tide at Holy Island 12 04 2017

At 13.46hr on Wednesday 12th April 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat, to bring a lone female back onto Holy Island from the tiny St Cuthbert’s Isle, on the south side of Holy Island. The female had become cut off by the tide and would have had a substantial wait before the tide receded sufficiently for her to cross safely back onto Holy Island. She had requested to be taken off.

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The start of the Easter holidays and warm weather attracted masses to the south Devon coast last week. Crew volunteers launched several times in just four days and continue to encourage members of the public to respect the water.

PR100417 11 yr old Labrador Staffordshire cross, Barney with owners Blanche and Paul Barker with Crew volunteers: Tractor Driver, Ed Shutt (left) and Helm, Scott Ranft (right).

PR100417 George Bearman II recovery at 8pm on 9 April

The start of the Easter holidays and warm weather attracted masses to the south Devon coast last week. Crew volunteers launched several times in just four days and continue to encourage members of the public to respect the water.

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YACHT REQUESTS ASSISTANCE AT FARNE ISLAND MOORING

At 9.01hr on Sunday 9th April 2017, UK Coastguard requested the launch of Seahouses Lifeboat, following a request for assistance from the lone skipper of an 8 metre sailing yacht, in the Kettle Anchorage, at the Inner Farne Island. The yacht’s propeller had become fouled by the tow line from the yacht’s inflatable  tender (dinghy), so was disabled. The yacht had contacted some rocks but was in no immediate danger.

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Stellar Daisy – a message from IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim

 

05/04/2017

“The news that the search for survivors from the Stellar Daisy has not yet proven successful is sad indeed. Reports from the Uruguayan Navy indicate that fuel, debris and empty lifeboats have been found but, so far, nothing else. Twenty-two of the ship’s 24 crew members are missing but we always live in hope that a miracle may happen.

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New Ultra-wide Band Radar Technology Saves Lives at Disaster Scenes

Complements rescue dogs to quickly locate survivors

By Tom Timperman, GSSI

Disaster scenes are chaotic and noisy, with rescue teams climbing over collapsed structures, feverishly working to find survivors. Technology can play an important role in the effort, whether the structural collapse is due to earthquake, human-caused disaster, flood or tsunami, mudslide, avalanche, or even urban terrorism. Several options are currently available, but the most effective option is the combination of highly trained search-and-rescue dogs together with ultra-wide band (UWB) radar. Pairing the dog’s dynamic nose with the UWB radar’s ability to see through building materials in determining the approximate distance to the survivor is a huge benefit for urban search-and-rescue (USAR) teams. Already used successfully all over the world, UWB radar would be a great addition to the tools available to rescuers in the United States and Canada, providing current FCC radio emissions regulations can be amended.

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Antonio’s launches new gelato flavour to raise funds for Exmouth RNLI

 

PR030417 Jess Mitchell with her Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow flavour gelato.

(left to right: Tony Badcott from Antonio’s; Deputy Launching Authority, Toby Lagus; Community Safety Officer, Dave Littlefield; Trainee Crew volunteer, Charlie Allen and Shore Crew volunteer, Neil Cannon.)

Nine year old Jess Mitchell has designed a flavour of Italian ice cream (gelato) to be made and sold at Antonio’s in the Strand, Exmouth to raise money to save lives at sea. Jess was announced the winner on 31 March at the café.

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