Lifeboat Management Group Contacts

Lifeboats 'on station'
Atlantic 85 B809   'The Two Annes'
Arancia A-67
'Malcolm Hawkesford 1'

Services 2015   - 36 Launches &
32 persons assisted

2014 - 53 Launches  32 persons assisted

Weather and Tides




Tuesday November 24th 13:45
Search for missing person

HMCG requested the assistance of the lifeboat in a shore-line search for a missing person between Eastcliff and Dawlish. Nothing untoward was observed during the search and the lifeboat returned to station at 14:35

Saturday October 31st 14:48
Girl jumps off Shaldon Bridge

Solent Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth Atlantic 85 lifeboat to go to the assistance of a girl who had jumped off Shaldon Bridge mid stream. The casualty luckily fell into deep water and self recovered to Polly Steps where an ambulance crew and Police were gathered.



Thursday October 29th 21:25
Successful Search for Missing Kayaker

Solent Coastguard requested the launch of both the Atlantic 85 and the Arancia lifeboat to search the River Teign for a missing Kayaker as reported by his wife. His wife had already located the missing persons car in his usual parking area. It was some 2 hours after dark with no sign or contact from the missing person. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat and its volunteer crew located the waterlogged kayak mid river stream near Flow Point - meanwhile the Police helicopter had arrived on scene and quickly located the missing person on the river edge and directed the lifeboat to his position. The casualty was collected and treated for hypothermia on his way to the ambulance at Teignmouth Town Quay



Sunday October 11th 08:19
Car drives off coastal path into sea with 20ft drop

The local Coastguard requested the assistance of the lifeboat  after a BMW 'Z' type car drove into the sea. The car driver walked away from the car and made their way to Teignmouth assisted by HM Coastguard. The lifeboat crew were unable to ascertain if there was anybody else in the car due to the high sea and surf levels, but it was confirmed soon after that no one else was in the vehicle.


Friday October 9th 15:15
Abandoned craft floating near the Pier

The National Coastwatch Team (NCI) reported to Solent Coastguard a drifting small vessel near Teignmouth Pier. The Atantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) was launched to investigate and ascertained that because the craft was securely locked and nobody appeared to be on board that she had probably broken free from a mooring on the River Exe. The craft was towed into Teignmouth and secured on a visitors pontoon.


Monday September 28th 09:29
Damaged boat on beach

HM Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat after a report from a fisherman of the damaged vessel. The lifeboat and its volunteer crew inspected the stricken vessel, and because of the weather and sea conditions the damaged speedboat was left in place for its recovery by the Coastguard's and Harbour authorities.  More detail

Saturday September 26th 15:47
Teignmouth Lifeboat Rescues Seven People from Speedboat

HM Coastguard requested the assistance of the Teignmouth lifeboat - The Two Annes to rescue seven people from a speedboat that had broken down 500m off Maidencombe. The 18ft speedboat had five adults and two children on board, none of whom were injured as it was drifting in an easterly breeze. Upon arrival, the crew took five people ashore and the two remaining adults remained on board while the speedboat was towed back to its mooring in the River Teign.   More detail


Sunday September 6th 14:33
Cliff fall & dog incident reported by 999 call to HM Coastguard

The Teignmouth lifeboat was requested by Solent Coastguard to investigate a possible incident of a cliff fall. The mobile phone call was cut short, but was traced to near Ansteys Cove. Further information confirmed the incident as involving a dog only which swam ashore uninjured. More detail


Saturday September 5th 18:00
Airbed reported drifting out to sea

Teignmouth lifeboat was launched to a report of an airbed with two persons on board, drifting out to sea near Babbacombe. A sea search of the area was conducted with nothing untoward sighted. A member of the crew went ashore and was assured that the inflatable came ashore near Oddicombe. More detail


Thursday August 27th 18:48
Broken down boat in river mouth

An 18ft motor boat with engine failure was towed back to its mooring on the Salty from the river mouth. The two anglers on board had raised the alarm by mobile phone as they perceived they were drifting towards the Ness rocks. More detail


Wednesday August 18th 21:07
Boats adrift in River Teign

A lone sailor working on his yacht suddenly realised that his mooring line had failed. He and the yacht drifted towards another vessel breaking that mooring line - at this stage HM Coastguard were alerted and they tasked he Teignmouth lifeboat to give assistance. The lifeboat and its volunteer crew returned all the involved vessels to their moorings and made their lines safe. The gentleman sailor involved who was unhurt was safely put ashore.   More detail


Saturday August 15th 19:52
Medical Evacuation from Shell Cove

The lifeboat was launched after a request from HM Coastguard to assist with a medical evacuation of a casualty with an injured knee, from Shell Cove, Dawlish to the Dawlish breakwater. The casualty was met at the breakwater by Paramedics and the local HM Coastguard team.  More detail


Wednesday August 12th 18:26
Walkers cut-off by the tide

Two walkers became stranded on the Templar's Way up the River Teign opposite Kingsteignton - although calling for help by mobile phone, they managed to climb the shingle bank and cliff, to the safety of a field. The lifeboat returned to station without incident.    More detail



Thursday August 6th 21:23
Investigated report of persons cut-off by the tide

Launched to Shell Cove, Dawlish to investigate a report of persons cut-off by the tide. On arrival it transpired that all on the beach were safe and well - and enjoying a barbecue! HM Coastguard also arrived to investigate and as there were no persons at risk, the lifeboat returned to station. More detail









Xmas Sale


2015 Carol Service


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"Hi there 
Just wanted to say what a lovely start to our holiday the day at Ugbrooke was recently. Thank you to all of the volunteers, we loved our tea and cake at the Orangery (compliments to the maker of the delicious coffee and walnut cake..... I need the recipe!!) and great fun with the Morris Dancing.

Loved the stalls and bought far too much!! 
Thank you so much
If it's an annual event, we hope to be in Devon when you do that day again! 

Kind regards 
Sarah Matthews







Booksale at TAAG Northumberland Place till 4pm

1000 Coffee Morning & Christmas Card Sale – Methodist Hall Shaldon




Christmas Coffee Morning & Sale – TAAG Northumberland Place till 1pm




Committee Meeting – Yacht Club





Christmas Coffee Morning & Sale – TAAG Northumberland Place till 1pm 




RNLI Christmas Carol service - St. Michael's Church




Committee Meeting – Yacht Club (suggested)




Boxing Day - Walk in the Sea – 10.00 Registration commences - 10.45 Judging – 11.00 Walk in Sea


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Fundraising Team Events
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Teignmouth RNLI Fundraising Team


Funds raised at the RNLI Christmas Coffee Morning and Sale at TAAG Teignmouth on Saturday 21 November 2015 were £809.60:  

£123.55  Refreshments & Home Made Cakes
  £32.00  Raffle
£127.15  Collectables & Jewellery stall
  £87.60  Bric-a-brac stall
  £53.80  Book stall
  £90.00  Christmas Cakes & Preserves stall
  £60.00  Craft stall 1
  £97.00  Craft stall 2
£138.50  Souvenirs stall

£809.60  Total

Thank you and well done to all the volunteers taking part, including the cake and craft makers and thank you to the public and supporters who came to our event.


Funds raised at the RNLI Coffee Morning at Saturday 31 October 2015 were £891.25 :

£138.00  Refreshments & Home Made Cakes
  £68.60  Raffle
£125.00  Collectables & Jewellery stall
£245.20  Bric-a-brac stall
£109.50  Books stall
£123.00  Handicraft (decorated glass) stall
  £81.95  Souvenirs stall

£891.25  Total

Thank you and well done to all the volunteers participating and thank you to all the public who supported our event.

Funds raised at the RNLI Coffee Morning at Bovey Tracey on Saturday 17 October 2015 were £384.57 made up as follows:  

  £49.00  Refreshments & Home Made Cakes
  £42.50  Raffle
  £27.15  Collectable's & Jewellery
  £50.82  Bric-a-brac
  £24.00  Books
£191.10  Souvenirs

£384.57  Total


Funds raised at the RNLI Fete on the Lawn at Dawlish on Thursday 10 September 2015 (re-scheduled from a date in August cancelled because of bad weather) amounted to £729.15


Funds raised at the Open Day for the RNLI at Jason's Garden Teignmouth on Saturday 22 August 2015 amounted to £1222.05 made up as follows:

£710.00  Entrance at Gate (including impromptu donations) 
£409.50  Refreshments & Home Made cakes stall
  £39.00  Collectable's stall
  £63.55  RNLI Souvenirs stall

£1222.05  Total

Thank you to Nev and Alan Pope and family for allowing us to open this wonderful place to the public for the day and raise funds for the RNLI and to Alan Furse and the Estuary Bells Handbells who provided such appropriate entertainment.
Thank you to the public who supported us and also as always thank you and well done to the volunteers who took part.


Funds raised at the Lifeguards Fete on Tuesday 18 August 2015 totaled £828.65

£159.00  Souvenir stall
£154.10  Book stall
£152.20  Bric a brac stall
£153.35  Jewellery & Collectable's stall
£100.00  Gratuity from Bouncy Castle proprietor
  £30.00  Gratuity from Donkey Ride proprietor
  £80.00  Site fees paid by eight invited charities



Always Wanted
Good pictures, collectable items, jewellery,
bric-a-brac, boat jumble,
raffle & tombola prizes

We can collect - ring Roger on 01626 777799

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