LIFEBOAT LAUNCHES 2015
Tuesday June 30th 13:22
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 his 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.
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.
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.
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.
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