Lifeboat Management Group Contacts

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

Services 2015   - 17 Launches &
20 persons assisted

2014 - 53 Launches  32 persons assisted

Weather and Tides




June 30th

Tuesday June 30th 13:22
Swamped speedboat

The RNLI Teignmouth Atlantic lifeboat (The Two Annes) was tasked by HM Coastguard to assist the RNLI Lifeguards with a semi-sunken speedboat in the mouth of the River Teign estuary with two persons aboard. At the time there was a 1.5 to 2.0m swell running which had filled the stern of the speedboat and resulted in the speedboat sinking stern first. One of the casualty crew complained of neck and back injuries and was put on a spinal stretcher and brought ashore by the lifeguards and transferred by ambulance to hospital.

The speedboat was then recovered by the volunteer lifeboat and towed to Gales Hill where the seawater was pumped out by the lifeboat crew; the remaining casualty was given advice by HM Coastguard as to sea safety.


Wednesday June 24th 10:27
Both lifeboats launched in search for vulnerable female

The Atlantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) and the Arancia lifeboat were both launched in a search for a missing female between the harbour and Shaldon Bridge. After approx 1.25 hrs the search was stood down when the missing female was found safe and well at her home. More detail


Thursday June 18th 15:48
Beach walker cut off by the tide

The male beach walker was just north of the Parson & Clerk headland, and had suffered an injured ankle - fearing the incoming tide had taken refuge on a vertical ladder on the railway wall. The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' and its volunteer crew recovered the gentleman and took him to the Dawlish Jetty where paramedics were waiting with members of the Coastguard.   More detail


Monday June 15th 22:48
Two lucky adults plucked from the river entrance

A member of the public alerted HM Coastguard to a small inflatable dinghy with two onboard drifting out of the river. A line from the dinghy had fouled their propeller and without any oars or other means of propulsion, they were quickly being taken by the tide and the wind out to sea. The two dinghy occupants were taken to Gales Hill to be met by members of the Teignmouth Coastguard team.  More detail


Saturday June 6th 15:06
Vessel taking on water off Babbacombe, with two aboard
HM Coastguard requested the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew to go to the aid of an 8.5m motorboat with two adults on board that was taking on water. Upon arrival at the casualty vessel near Babbacombe a salvage pump was put on board and the vessel was towed to Torquay.   More detail


Thursday May 28th 16:55
Several 999 calls about swimmer snorkelling alongside hi
s rib
A swimmer alongside his rib near the Teignmouth Pier was the subject of several 999 calls to HM Coastguard. It appeared the the outboard engine on the rib would not restart and the swimmer mistakenly thought that he could enter the rivermouth guiding the rib himself. The lifeboat took the rib under tow and her volunteer crew persuaded the swimmer to have a ride into the harbour also. The rib and owner were deposited at Gales Hill where members of HM Coastguard were waiting with safety advice. More detail


Wednesday May 13th 14:43
Cliff walker in danger

Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew launched following a request from HM Coastguard to stand-by at Long Quarry when a cliff walker was reported by the Police to be in a perilous position on the cliff-top. After approx 30 minutes the casualty was recovered by a land-based team, and the lifeboat was stood-down. More detail


Wednesday April 22nd 10:41
Capsized dinghy sailor in trouble

Members of the public alerted the Coastguard to a capsized dinghy sailor who was unable to recover himself into his dinghy and had been in the water sometime, near Coombe Cellars in the River Teign. The casualty was recovered by the volunteer lifeboat crew and taken ashore together with his dinghy and met by the local Coastguard team - the casualty suffered no ill effects from his ordeal. More detail

Monday April 6th 20:42
Vessel without power or lights

Solent Coastguard, for the third time within four hours, this time requested the Teignmouth lifeboat to help with a broken-down 15ft speed boat - the location being given as in the mouth of the River Teign. The casualty vessel was found after a short search at Labrador Bay, where three persons on board and the casualty boat were then towed to Polly Steps, Teignmouth to be met by the local auxiliary coastguard who provided safety advice.  
More detail


Monday April 6th 16:58
Broken down 'Bow Rider' speed boat at Watcombe

As the lifeboat was being recovered from the previous service (see below) - Solent Coastguard requested a re-launch to assist four adults with mechanical failure in their 18ft speedboat at Watcombe. The casualty vessel was towed into Teignmouth.
More detail


Monday April 6th 16:16
18ft speed boat near rocks at Babbacombe with engine failure

Solent Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist an 18ft speedboat with two adults on board and reportedly close to rocks at Babbacombe. The casualty vessel was located by the firing of a red flare after some confusion with Solent Coastguard as to the casualty's location - the speedboat was recovered without further incident and towed to Teignmouth.
More detail


Wednesday April 1st 18:04hrs
Near accident to elderly person single-handedly launching yacht

The lifeboat was launched to a report of an elderly male adrift in a yacht tender near Devon Holiday Park, Ringmore on the River Teign. The gentleman managed to get ashore before the local coastguard auxiliary and lifeboat arrived.
It transpired that the gentleman had launched his ageing yacht from its trailer and then the wind took hold of the yacht and it the yacht became adrift at the mercy of the wind in the middle of the River Teign.
He recovered himself into the tender and waded ashore to where the coastguard team were able to look after him.
Meanwhile the lifeboat recovered both the yacht and the tender.
More detail


Sunday March 29th 14:20hrs
Concern over possible person in the water

Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the Teignmouth lifeboat to look for a possible casualty in the water near Shaldon Bridge. An intensive search of the area was carried out, but nothing untoward found.  More detail
















RNLI Presentation of Awards at Lighthouse Centre for the Arts at Poole Dorset

 3 Friday Totnes Street Collection Day




Summer Orchestral Concert by the Newton Abbot Orchestra at Centre for the Arts at Teignmouth Community School in aid of RNLI and NCI

 4 Saturday Sainsbury's Dawlish Store Collection Day




Fete on Lawn Dawlish in aid of Teignmouth & Dawlish RNLI Lifeguards (Host) till 4pm  




Souvenir Stall on the Den aid of Teignmouth & Dawlish RNLI Lifeguards – Host Charity - Alice Cross Fun Day




RNLI Garden Fete at Cliffden, Dawlish Road, Teignmouth (by kind permission of ‘Action for Blind People’) Beautiful gardens plus refreshments and more - Open till 4pm

21 Tuesday 1000 Stalls on Den in aid of the Lifeboat till 4pm – Host Charity – Donkey Sanctuary




Committee Meeting – Yacht Club




Stalls on Dawlish Lawn in aid of Teignmouth & Dawlish RNLI Lifeguards till 4pm – Host Charity - Immanuel Chapel Bishopsteignton  




Coffee Morning & Sale – TAAG Northumberland Place till 1pm (Alternative to above)

25 Saturday Lions Club Classic Car Day at Rugby Club Honiton (Games Stall  only)




RNLI Paddle & Sail Family Fun Day with stalls, games and activities on the water, King Georges Field, Shaldon 




Stalls on Dawlish Lawn in aid of Teignmouth & Dawlish RNLI Lifeguards till 4pm – Host Charity – Towersey Foundation




Carnival Parade Teignmouth

Spring NewsletterClick to read


Fundraising Team Events
See also Fundraising Team Diary

Teignmouth RNLI Fundraising Team


Funds raised for the RNLI with stalls on the Lawn at Dawlish on Tuesday 23 June 2015 amounted to £612.10  

Funds raised for the RNLI with stalls on The Den at Teignmouth on Saturday 27 June 2015 amounted to £698.15

Funds raised at the RNLI Coffee Morning at the TAAG Arts & Community Centre Teignmouth on Saturday 20 June 2015 amounted to £447.45

Funds raised for Teignmouth RNLI at the Boat Jumble at Newton Abbot Racecourse on Saturday 23 May 2015 amounted to £1232.12

Funds raised on the Den on Saturday 23 May 2015 amounted to £815.92

Funds raised at the RNLI Stalls on the Den organised by National Coastwatch Institution on Sat 9 May 2015 amounted to £835.75



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