Exmouth’s Southern Co-Op raises £1,000 for the local RNLI

Photograph : 1 : Cheque presentation : left to right, Dave ATKINSON, Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Treasurer; Brixington Southern Co-Op Customer Services Asst., Barbara PARKER; Exmouth RNLI Coxswain, Steve HOCKINGS-THOMPSON; Brixington Southern Co-Op Manager, Kirsten WADE; Robin HUMPHREYS, Dept. Chair, Exmouth RNLI Fundraising Committee and Pat Atkinson, Exmouth RNLI Shop Manager.

Photographs credited John Thorogood / Exmouth RNLI please.

The staff at Exmouth’s Southern Co-Op in Brixington have raised an incredible £1,000 for Exmouth RNLI in their 2018/19 year long fundraiser for the local lifesaving charity.

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FIRE ON HOLY ISLAND

 

Photo shows the Wooler Fire Crew returning to station from Seahouses.

Photo shows Wooler Fire Crew returning, RNLI station in background.

Seahouses RNLI were called out by the Coastguard at 3.50am on Sunday morning 24 March 2019, following a request from Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service to assist a fire crew to reach Holy Island. There was a chimney fire in what was reported as a terrace of houses. In such cases, the fire can quickly spread. Fire Crews from Berwick and Belford had just been able to cross the causeway, where the tide was flooding. Seahouses RNLI were requested to transport an additional Wooler fire crew. There is a fire engine on Holy Island, but there is no one on the island  trained to use it. Local coastguards usually transport the fire crew to the fire station there in such circumstances.

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FOREIGN VEHICLE SWAMPED ON HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY

Photos show the vehicle on the causeway as the lifeboat approached, and the Refuge Box.

Seahouses RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was on a training exercise at the Farne Islands at 3.09pm on Saturday 23 March 2019, when they were tasked by UK Coastguard to go to the assistance of a motor vehicle, reported to be swamped on Holy Island Causeway. Two occupants had managed to reach the refuge box after abandoning the vehicle.

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Exmouth volunteers played a role in multi-agency tasking to rescue man with possible leg injury

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PR060219-1 Inshore lifeboat recovered to the boathouse

PR060219-2 Inshore lifeboat inside boathall

PR060219-3 The Casualty is transferred to an awaiting ambulance

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 2.24pm on 6 February to assist Exmouth and Beer Coastguard Rescue teams on Rodney Bay beach. A 73 year old man needed medical assistance at a location unaccessable by ambulance.

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COASTGUARD REQUEST RNLI ASSISTANCE FOR CAR OCCUPANTS AT HOLY ISLAND CAUSEWAY

RNLI Seahouses is still being called out to rescue people who have failed to check the tide times and become trapped on the Holy Island causeway even though warning signs have been added to stop this type of incident. In addition to the risk to occupants’ life and to the responding RNLI Lifeboat crew, the trapped vehicle is very likely to become a ‘write off’ as a result of salt water immersion. It should also be remembered that when a lifeboat is attending an avoidable emergency it is not available for other calls and this can increase danger to these emergencies    SARN Ed.

At 13:27hr on Sunday 20 January 2019, just as Seahouses Lifeboat Crew had returned to their homes after the bi-weekly training exercise launch that morning, they were requested to assemble and stand by, by the coastguard. Some occupants from a car which had been trapped by the tide on Holy Island Causeway, had made it to the mainland side, after abandoning their vehicle. High tide at Seahouses was 13:54hr that day. It was believed they may be wet and cold, and may be in need of medical care. A Coastguard unit was not available at that time.

The crew were paged and assembled at the boathouse. The Inshore Lifeboat was made ready to be taken by road if necessary, and at 13:46hr, the Coastguard reported one of their units was now on scene, and no further RNLI assistance was required at this time. The crew were then stood down.

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