Sidmouth Lifeboat called out | Callout #2 | 13.05.22

Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked by Solent at 08:28 to assist Devon & Cornwall Police and HM Coastguard in a search for a missing person. A search was carried out from Ladram Bay to Salcombe Mouth and back. After nothing was found, Sidmouth Lifeboat was stood down at 09.23. Boat Crew: Jim Brewster (Helm), Dave Pearce,…

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Lost surfboard no cause for concern | Callout #1 | 19.02.22

Sidmouth Lifeboat was paged to a report of a surfboard that had washed ashore at Clifton Beach. As the sea conditions were marginal for the launch of the Searider and with the Arctic off service, due to the trailer refurbishment, the decision was made not to attempt a Searider launch unless absolutely necessary. Sidmouth Lifeboat…

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Sidmouth Lifeboat responds to reports of drifting kayak

29th November 2021 | 10:56 Solent Coastguard requested Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat investigate an empty kayak, reported to be drifting close to the shore at Sandy Cove, to the east of Ladram Bay. Sidmouth 2 launched and proceeded to the area, before conducting a thorough search of the area from Jacobs Ladder to Brandy Head. With…

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Sidmouth Lifeboat assists Air Ambulance and Coastguard with head injury

28th November 2021. Crew member Brian Taylor and Support Team member Keith Bartles rendered assistance to Devon Air Ambulance and the Coastguard when a young boy fell from the promenade onto beach. The casualty sustained head injuries when he hit the exposed concrete ledge below. Sidmouth Lifeboat’s First Aid kit was used to provide first…

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Callout | 14.11.21

17:08 – Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to two people in the water following a capsize off of Seaton. Lyme Lifeboat had already been tasked, along with Coastguard Helo R187 and Beer Coastguard, and requesting assistance. With one casualty already ashore, a second casualty was picked up by Lyme Lifeboat, just as Sidmouth Lifeboat was launching.…

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Callout | 26.10.21

Sidmouth 2 tasked to assist police and coastguard searching for a missing person at Ladram Bay. After an hour at sea, lifeboat crew stood down following a positive outcome. Boat Crew: Ian Fletcher, Kyle Baker. Shore Crew: Brian Taylor, Andy Horsely, Andy Mitchell, Guy Bennett, Peter Rosenfeld.

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Callout | 24.09.21

Sidmouth Lifeboat recovers after an early morning callout on 24th September 2021

At 5.01am, Sidmouth Lifeboat launched and commenced a shoreline search for a vulnerable missing person, along with Sidmouth and Beer coastguard teams, police and Sidmouth Fire Service. Police had already conducted a search of the seafront area with no success. The missing person was found safe and well in the Port Royal vicinity, and all…

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Callouts | 20.09.21

Sidmouth Lifeboat tows a stricken boat to safety

At around 18:15, a member of the public contacted Sidmouth Lifeboat boathouse to report that his son had phoned him from his kayak and was struggling to paddle back in against the tide. The lifeboat launched and located the kayaker, a little tired but otherwise in good spirits, around 1.5 miles off the coast of…

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Callouts 25.08.21 | 18:35

Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat

Sidmouth Independent Lifeboat was tasked to two persons reported to be in difficulty on Little Picket Rock. On arrival, the Lifeboat assessed both individuals and determined they were well and both wearing wetsuits. Due to the rising tide, the Lifeboat monitored their progress back to Jacobs Ladder Beach where they were met by Beer Coastguard…

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CALLOUT | 22.06.21 | 00:06

Sidmouth Lifeboat was tasked to evacuate a casualty with a suspected broken ankle from Littlecombe Shute. The casualty had already been attended to and stretchered to the shore by Beer Coastguard Rescue Team, who then stretchered her 450m along the shore, to a point they believed would be accessible to the lifeboat in the prevailing…

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