Torbay RNLI assist yacht tangled in weather buoy line during a busy weekend

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Picture taken from video footage – The lifeboat crew take up the tow (Credit RNLI/Torbay)

Date: 21/05/2012

Author: Colin Bower, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

The weekend started early for the RNLI Torbay lifeboat volunteers. On Thursday evening at approximately 9:20pm, the Brixham Coastguard recieved a Mayday Relay call regarding a man who had apparently jumped off of Princess Pier Torquay and was seen swimming out to sea. A local yacht responded to the call and started a search. Meanwhile at 9:37pm the RNLI Torbay lifeboat was launched and arrived on scene some nine minutes later. By this time the thirty eight foot yacht had fortunately recovered the man from the water. The Lifeboat then transferred a doctor and two other crew members to the yacht to asscess the situation; an ambulance was called and the man was transferred to Torbay Hospital and was treated for the effects of hypothermia.

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The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station is preparing for two major celebrations

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Over the past two years The Lizard lifeboat station has been going through a station rebuild and has also taken delivery of a new Tamar class all-weather lifeboat. When the station in Kilcobben Cove, The Lizard, was demolished in May 2010 local photographer Geoff Squibb decided to take a few images of the rebuild for posterity, but after visiting the building site in all winds and weather and having taken over 6500 images, has now produced a book documenting this amazing project.

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Clogher Head RNLI called to assist fishing vessel which was taking on water and at risk of sinking

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(Credit RNLI/Clogher Head)

Date: 18/02/2012

Author: Aimee Corcoran, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer

At approximately 11.30am on Wednesday 15 February Clogher Head RNLI responded to a distress call from a local fisherman about 1.5 miles out from Dunany Point. The 36ft wooden boat with two men on board was rapidly taking on water due to a mechanical failure and was at risk of sinking.

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Torbay RNLI trial new public launch alerting system

MS Matt Tyler with the sound system January 2012

There’s been a positive response to a new public launch alerting system being trialled at the RNLI lifeboat station in Brixham. The signal, a six second siren, will be sounded when the charity’s volunteer crews launch their lifeboat to an incident. The idea is that residents and visitors to the town and harbour users will know when the lifeboat is putting to sea.

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New Cowes lifeboat slipway rises above the waves!

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Photograph of progress on the new slipway at Cowes RNLI (Credit RNLI/George Chastney)

Date: 18/01/2012

Author: George Chastney, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
Photograph of progress on the new slipway at Cowes RNLI (Credit RNLI/George Chastney)

Work on the slipway for the new Cowes RNLI lifeboat station finally reached the stage this week when sections above the low water-line were visible.

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RNLI – The Lizard Lifeboat Station, Cornwall, UK

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Tamar Class “Rose” (Legacy & general fundraising) launching from the slipway

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The Lizard – Kilcobben Cove – Located in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Originally with two lifeboat stations at Polpeor and Cadgwith, The Lizard all weather Tamar class lifeboat is now located at Kilcobben Cove. Operating for over 145 years, the crews have been presented with 12 awards for gallantry.

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The Lizard Lifeboat Station, Kilcobben Cove, Cornwall, United Kingdom

TR12 7PH

Telephone

01326 290451

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