Saturday October 18th 12:54
Search for possible suicide attempt
HM Coastguard requested a launch by the Teignmouth Atlantic 85 lifeboat to help search for a possible suicide attempt near Dawlish. A search was carried out in conjunction with the Police and local auxiliary coastguard units, but nothing untoward was found. The lifeboat returned to station after completing various search patterns over a 75 minute duration.
Tuesday October 14th 19:34
Successful search by the Teignmouth Arancia lifeboat
An 80 year old man reported 'missing' by his carer resulted in both Teignmouth lifeboats searching the coastline and River Teign bank side. Approx 20 minutes into the search the Arancia lifeboat located the gentleman on the river
edge. The gentleman was recovered into the lifeboat and taken to the lifeboat station, where a hot drink was provided - a policeman then took the gentleman back to his home.
This service by the smaller lifeboat (the Arancia A-67 'Malcolm Hawkesford 1) highlights the value of having two lifeboats at Teignmouth - the Arancia was able to search the very shallow river side, where the Atlantic 85 would not have been able to venture because of her greater draught.
Thursday October 9th 07:09
Concern at possible occupants of small yacht stuck under Shaldon Bridge
Following a request from Brixham Coastguard, the Teignmouth Atlantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) was launched to investigate a 22ft yacht stuck under the Shaldon to Teignmouth road bridge. It appears that the yacht had come loose from its mooring during the very high spring tide - no one was found on board and there was no sign of recent on board activity. The yacht was towed to Polly Steps and moored to a vacant mooring with the boat owner being requested to move it as soon as possible. More information
Friday September 26th 15:13
The Teignmouth lifeboat - The Two Annes - was launched at the request of Brixham Coastguard to a report of a vessel in Ansteys Cove where the occupant was trying to attract attention. The lifeboat with volunteer crew arrived at the reported incident area where nothing was found. After a brief search a vessel was located with one person on board near Black Head and he identified himself as the boat the lifeboat was searching for.
This person was engaged in diving for scallops and his colleague was missing - but a local vessel then reported over the radio that they had recovered a diver from the water in a tideway leading to Thatcher Rock.
The lifeboat recovered the missing diver from the local boat and returned him to his colleague moored near Black Head. It then transpired that the diver's boat engine would not restart, so the now casualty (divers) boat was towed to Torquay harbour.
Thursday September 18th 12:04
Swimmer reported in difficulties
A passenger on a train near Dawlish reported to HM Coastguard, Brixham that a swimmer appeared in difficulty close to the shore. An auxiliary coastguard team was dispatched to investigate and witnesses said that the swimmer had self-recovered and left the beach - the lifeboat was stood down.
Saturday September 13th 16:46
Walker suffers leg injury
Both Teignmouth lifeboats were launched to assist a walker with a leg injury on the towpath of the upper reaches to the River Teign. The Arancia lifeboat (Malcolm Hawkesford 1) was comfortably able to negotiate these shallow waters, whilst the Atlantic 85 (The Two Annes) remained in the deeper water relaying radio traffic to and from from HM Coastguard to the Arancia.
When the lifeboats arrived on scene paramedics were treating the lady, but they were unable to recover her to the ambulance because of the difficult terrain - the casualty was then put into the Arancia and floated up to Newton Abbot Town Quay where the ambulance had good access.
Saturday August 30th 13:14
Report of person in the water
Whilst the Atlantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) was engaged in the shoreline search (see below) - the Arancia lifeboat (Malcolm Hawkesford 1) was launched at the request of the Harbourmaster to assist in a search for a person who had fallen off their tender. When the Arancia lifeboat arrived at the reported incident area, the casualty had self-recovered to the Shaldon beach.
Saturday August 30th 12:46
The lifeboat was launched to assist the local Coastguard team after a report of a middle-aged person threatening a suicide attempt near Dawlish. The shoreline from Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren was searched and nothing untoward found. More information
Saturday August 23rd 11:38
Medivac of injured man from Redgate Beach
HM Coastguard Brixham requested help in transferring a man with back injuries from Redgate Beach, close to Anstey's Cove to a waiting paramedic team at Torbay harbour. More information
Wednesday August 20th 19:36
Gentleman with suspected broken leg at the Fish Quay
The gentleman is reported as having been in or near the Newquay Inn and attempted to jump down to the pontoon and to the water below - he landed on the Harbourmaster's pontoon and suffered leg injuries. The lifeboat was requested to recover the casualty from the pontoon and transfer him to a waiting ambulance at the lifeboat slip way. More information
Sunday August 17th 15:42
16ft Fletcher speedboat with engine failure at river entrance
HM Coastguard requested the Teignmouth lifeboat to launch and assist a boat with one person onboard and suffering from engine failure at the river mouth. Previous radio attempts on Ch16 to get assistance had not been answered, so the lifeboat was launched to help and towed the casualty vessel to its mooring near Shaldon. More information
Tuesday August 12th 19:19
Vessel adrift in the harbour
Whilst the lifeboat (and RNLI lifeguards) were taking part in a public relations exercise up the River Teign, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the lifeboat and lifeguards to investigate a vessel adrift near the trawler moorings. The vessel was found to have broken free from its mooring with no one on board. The casualty vessel was made safe on a mooring and the lifeboat and lifeguards returned to the PR exercise.
Sunday August 2nd 18:17
Inflatable swept out to sea near Dawlish
HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Atlantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) to help two adults drifting rapidly out to sea in an inflatable dinghy from Dawlish Warren. The two adults were recovered into the lifeboat, whilst the inflatable boat and its stock of beer suffered a puncture and sank.
Sunday August 2nd 17:10
4.5m boat suffers engine problems in estuary mouth
Following on from the Shaldon Water Carnival, a 4.5m boat was observed being swept out of the river estuary to sea. The boat was taken in tow to Polly Steps, and the adult and child aboard were brought ashore.
Sunday August 2nd 14:52
5.5m Fishing vessel towed back to Teignmouth
Brixham Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist a 5.5m fishing boat with one adult aboard. The boat was suffering engine failure near Labrador Bay, and was towed back to its mooring in Teignmouth. The Harbourmasters' boat attended letting the lifeboat go on to a pre-planned PR event off Shaldon Beach. More information