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06/12/2012 21:53 23:30 Rain - visibility poor at sea
W F7-9
Moderate to rough sea
Thursday December 6th 21:53hrs
Two lifeboats launched to the aid of a trawler


Following a request from HM Coastguard Brixham, the Teignmouth inshore lifeboat 'The Two Annes' and a few minutes later the Exmouth all weather lifeboat 'Margaret Jean' were launched to the assistance of an 8.4m trawler taking on water between Dawlish and Exmouth.

The Teignmouth inshore lifeboat was launched first as its fast launch time and speed across the water would allow it to reach the casualty vessel swiftly and recover the three trawler crew in the shortest possible time.

The position of the trawler was confused as the trawler crew were unable to give accurate location information due to electrical problems. The trawler was eventually located at 22:18 and the crew recovered to the Teignmouth lifeboat.

The trawler crew were then transferred to the Exmouth all weather lifeboat and the trawler was taken in tow to Exmouth Docks escorted by the Teignmouth lifeboat.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Richard Boss
Will Burton
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Matt Slader:
( Head Launcher)
Steve Brock (Tractor)
Jimmy Cran
James Stoyle

Also attended:
Mark Barrett
Matt Clements
Nicola White

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Derek Davis
LPO: Tony Watson

           
03/12/2012 19:54 20:02 Clear night
Calm Sea
W F1-2

Man in the water near sea wall
A man in the water close to the seawall and near to the lighthouse and Point Car Park had exhausted himself in trying to recover his dog that had lost its footing and slipped into the sea.

A friend of the person in the water raised the alarm and the Teignmouth Coastguard responded and were quickly on scene. The dog was recovered by the Coastguard using a dog recovery harness and lifted on to the top of the sea wall. The gentleman then became stuck at the base of the sea wall, and was unable to recover himself or be recovered by the Coastguard because of his exhaustion and extreme cold.

The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was launched and recovered the gentleman into the lifeboat and took him to the lifeboat station where paramedics were waiting.

After about 45 minutes the gentleman was allowed to go home, none the worse for the ordeal. The dog also recovered quickly after attention by his owners and lifeboat crew.

Boat crew:
Richard Boss
Neil Cripps
Rob Larkman
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
James Cran (Tractor)
Steve Brock
Paul Dakar

LOM:
Charles Woolnough
DLA: Derek Davis
LPO: Tony Watson

           
13/11/12 11:36 12:35 Cloudy with good visibility
SW F2-3
Calm sea
Search for missing person
The Teignmouth lifeboat was launched to help in a search for a vulnerable person missing for two days previously. At the request of HM Coastguard Brixham, a shoreline search was carried out between Shackley Bench and and Half-Tide Rock. The Torbay ILB and various search times from HM Coastguard also assisted, but nothing untoward was found. The lifeboat returned to station at 12:35

Boat crew:
Kevin Clifton
Rob Larkman
Adam Truhol

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (HL)
Greg Allen (Tractor)
Paul Daker
Dave Longman

DLA: Derek Davis
LPO: Tony Watson

           
21/10/12   11:03 Good visibility
Lt Breeze - E
1m swell
Uncomfortable chop breaking on shore
Report of small boat in difficulties near Watcombe Beach
Whilst on the service reported below, the Teignmouth lifeboat and crew were re-tasked to a small rowing boat with two adults on board apparently wallowing close to Watcombe Beach. On arrival at the rowing boat the occupants assured the lifeboat crew that they were mackerel fishing and did not require any assistance. The two intrepid fishermen were left to roll about at their leisure.

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Mark Barrett
James Stoyle
Nicola Turner

Shore crew:
James Cran
Paul Daker
Matt Slader

DLA: Derek Davis
DLA: James Trout

           
21/10/12 10:11     Service to drifting 5 metre Hoby-Cat type sail boat
HM Coastguard requested the launch of the Teignmouth lifeboat to investigate a small catamaran reported drifting close to Oddicombe Beach. The local Coastguard team was confident that there was no one on board, but a search of the area was carried out in conjunction with a Police helicopter and nothing untoward found.
The sea conditions were unsuitable to taking the catamaran in tow, and the Coastguard team opted to tie-off the casualty boat where she was. At this point HM Coastguard Brixham re-tasked the lifeboat to the report and service above...
(as above)
           
17/10/12 17:31 17:53 Cloudy
Wind F5-6 SW
Calm water in river
Dog Walker cut-off by the tide
A lady walking with her two dogs was reported as in some difficulties with the rising tide, about 50 yards west of Shaldon Bridge on the sandbank. The lifeboat the 'Two Annes' and the XP lifeboat were both launched at the request of Brixham Coastguard. On arrival at the incident, the lifeboats stood-by whilst a member of the public collected the lady and her dogs and took them safely ashore.

Boat crew:
('Two Annes')
Humphrey Vince
Rob Larkman
Dave Matthews
Pete Shillabeer

(XP lifeboat)
Will Burton
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Steve Brock
Paul Daker
Dave Longman

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Derek Davis

LPO: Tony Watson

 

           
22/09/12 12:18 13:00 Part cloudy
Good visibility
Moderate breeze - easterly
Calm water in harbour
Broken-down Dory drifting on to the Bar
The lifeboat was attending the annual 'Blessing of the Boats' inside the harbour, when HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the lifeboat and crew to assist a broken-down Dory with two persons on board that was drifting onto the Bar. The Dory was taken in tow to Gales Hill where it was recovered onto its trailer by the owners.

Boat crew:
Alan Edwards
Rob Larkman
Nicola Turner

Shore crew:
Simon Kingsley James Cran
Paul Daker

DLA: James Trout

           
05/09/2012 17:22 18:20 Fine, sunny
Good visibility
SW F1-2
Calm sea
Search for Cliff Faller
HM Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat and crew to look for a reported cliff faller at Pettit Tor, Long Quarry. When the lifeboat arrived at Pettit Tor, HM Coastguard had located the faller, but were unable to get close to him. The lifeboat put two crew ashore who assisted the faller until the Coastguard helicopter arrived and took the injured person to hospital.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Richard Boss
Rob Larkman
Humphrey Vince
Nigel Jones (visiting Divisional Inspector)

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Paul Daker
Matt Slader

DLA:
Derek Davis

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough

LPO: Tony Watson

           
31/08/2012 14:30 15:10 Cloudy
Good visibility
E F 3-4
17ft Shetland Cruiser ashore in Mackerel Cove
The Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew of four responded to a call from HM Coastguard of a report of a 17ft Shetland cruiser stuck ashore in Mackerel Cove. The boat had suffered from engine failure and gone ashore, but the one person on board was unable to refloat the boat off the beach due to a large wave slop caused by the easterly sea breeze. The boat was taken in tow and taken to the visitors pontoon in Teignmouth harbour.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Rob Larkman
Adam Truhol
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Paul Daker
Dave Longman
Matt Slader

DLA's:
Ken Ball and
James Trout

           
26/08/2012 19:27 20:40 Clear
Calm sea and river
SW F1-2
Sunday August 26th 19:27
Search for missing vulnerable 72 year old

HM Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew to join police search teams and HM Coastguard Auxiliary in the search for a 72 year old missing male.
A search of the coastline and the River Teign was carried out by the Shore crew, Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' plus a rib belonging to one of the Teignmouth helms (Paul Wright) for over an hour before the missing gentleman was located inshore at Breakneck Hill - the search was stood down at 20:44.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
James Cassidy
Pete Shillabeer

Paul Wright
Tom Holgate
(in Paul Wright's boat)

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Steve Brock
Jimmy Cran
Paul Daker
Paul Longman
Matt Slader

LOM
Charlie Woolnough

           
26/08/2012 04:08 06:34 Clear
Good visibility
Sea and river calm
W F1-2
Search for reported missing boat
HM Coastguard Brixham were alerted at 03:45hrs by the Teignmouth police to a report of a small boat being used by four persons in the vicinity of the boatyard about 500 yards west of Shaldon Bridge.
The report was unclear as to what might have happened to the boat and its occupants, but they were reported as attempting to row/paddle the vessel across the river.
A full scale search and rescue operation was started using the police, HM Coastguard Auxiliary, both Teignmouth lifeboats (the XP and the Atlantic 85), and also the Exmouth Mersey class all weather lifeboat, plus the Teignmouth station shore crew who searched the local beaches.
After 2.5 hours searching the River Teign, Ringmore, Shaldon and Teignmouth watersides, the operation was stood down with nothing untoward found.

Boat crew:
B85 & XP
Adam Truhol
Mark Barrett
James Cassidy
Tom Holgate
Pete Shillabeer
James Stoyle
(+ a Police Officer)

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Paul Daker
Matt Slader
Andy Case

LOM
Charlie Woolnough

LPO Tony Watson

           
22/08/2012 15:35 16:37 Sunny
Good visibility

Motor boat stuck at Arch Brook
Teignmouth lifeboat was requested to assist a motor boat near Arch Brook on the River Teign. Arch Brook is a small fast-drying inlet on the south side of the river about a mile up river of Shaldon Bridge.

When the lifeboat and its volunteer crew arrived, they found the casualty motor boat high and dry on the mud, and could only get close to it with the small 'XP' boat which is designed for such occurrences.

Two of the occupants, an expectant lady and a 7-year child were taken by the lifeboats to Polly Steps, whilst the two other boat occupants remained with the motor boat for the tide to return.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Mark Barrett
Richard Boss

Shore crew:
Steve Brock
Paul Dakar
Rob Larkman

DLA - Ken Ball

           
21/08/12 14:35 15:15 Clear sky
Good visibility
Calm sea
SW F1-2
Tuesday August 21st 2012
Search for dog

HM Coastguard asked if the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew would help look for a lost dog at Labrador Bay. The Coastguard's concern was about the dog's owners who might put themselves in danger as they searched the cliff's at Labrador Bay which are sheer in places.
The crew did a shoreline search of Labrador Bay and discovered the dog laying on the shore; the body was recovered by the crew and taken to the lifeboat station.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Richard Boss
Neil Cripps
Rob Larkman

 

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Paul Daker
Andy Case

DLA's
Ken Ball
Derek Davis
James Trout

LPO Tony Watson

           
20/08/2012 14:56 14:59

Part cloudy
Good visibility
Calm sea
SW F1

 

Missing child
A missing 7-year-old child who was unable to swim led to a full-scale search operation beginning on Teignmouth's Front Beach. The child was reported missing to the RNLI Beach lifeguards who immediately notified HM Coastguard, who in turn asked for the launch of the lifeboat and its volunteer crew of four.
Fortunately the child was quickly located on the beach, safe and well, and the search operation was aborted.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Richard Boss
Rob Larkman
Adam Truhol

Shore crew:
Steve Brock
Greg Allen
Paul Daker
Matt Slader

DLA's
Ken Ball
James Trout

LPO Tony Watson

           
18/08/2012 15:30 15:55 Part cloudy
Good visibility
F2-3 SW
Smooth sea
Jet ski capsize - three persons in the water
At the request of Brixham Coastguard, the lifeboat and its volunteer crew went to the assistance of three persons who had been thrown into the water when their Jet ski capsized. The three riders of the Jet ski were unable to right the Jet ski were taken aboard the lifeboat and their craft was towed to Polly Steps, Teignmouth.

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Mark Barrett
James Cassidy

Shore crew:
Steve Brock
Jimmy Cran
Paul Daker

DLA's
Ken Ball
James Trout

           
10/08/2012 15:42 16:46 Clear sky
Good visibility
Choppy sea
0.5m swell
Rough sea on the bar

2nd Medivac from Maidencombe Beach in 2 days!
Paramedics requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat in the recovery of a gentleman with leg/ankle injuries sustained on the rocks at the end of Babbacombe Beach.
The paramedic ambulance crew were unable to recover the casualty over the rocks and up the cliff path to the ambulance, so the volunteer lifeboat crew were asked to help.
Originally the request was to take the casualty to Torquay Harbour (and nearer to the hospital), but due to the uncomfortable sea state, it was agreed that a shorter transfer to the lifeboat station would be appropriate.
The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and accompanied by a paramedic made the short journey to the lifeboat station, where an ambulance was waiting for the transfer to Torbay Hospital.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Will Burton
James Cassidy
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Paul Daker
Matt Slader

LOM
Charlie Woolnough
DLA's
Ken Ball
James Trout

           
09/08/2012 13:48 14:40 Clear sky
Good visibility
Smooth sea
F2 SW
Medivac from Maidencombe Beach
The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' and its volunteer crew launched at the request of Brixham Coastguard to assist with a 'Medivac' (medical evacuation with a stretcher) of a teenager taken ill. The normal route by cliff path was considered to be too hazardous for land based paramedics to attempt recovery safely.
The casualty was taken to Torquay harbour where a simple transfer to a waiting ambulance took place.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Mark Barrett
Andy Case
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Steve Brock
Matt Slader

DLA's
Ken Ball
Derek Davis
James Trout

           
05/08/2012 14:18 14:47 Showers
Good visibility
Calm sea
S/SW F2-3
Sunday August 5th 14:18
Broken down motor boat anchored on Teignmouth Bar

A broken-down motor boat anchored on the Bar with five adults on board, requested assistance from HM Coastguard Brixham. The Teignmouth lifeboat with its volunteer crew was launched, and took the motor boat in tow and returned them to Polly Steps

Boat crew:
Giles Squirrell
Mark Barrett
James Stoyle
Nicola Turner

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Paul Daker
Matt Slader

LOM
Charlie Woolnough

LPO: Tony Watson

           
05/08/2012 04:38 05:10 Calm
Little wind
HM Coastguard requests attendance at moored motor boat
HM Coastguard requested the Teignmouth lifeboat to help with the recovery of a small motorboat tied up to the docks near Polly Steps. Three gentleman had been recovered to the shore from the boat, but the fourth was soundly asleep in the bow area. The motor boat was towed to the Back Beach in Teignmouth, where the Coastguard managed to wake up the individual, and subsequently escorted him back to his companions at Polly Steps.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Mark Barrett
Rob Larkman
Dave Matthews
Nicola Turner
also
Tom Holgate
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Paul Daker
Matt Slader

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Derek Davis

LPO: Tony Watson

           
24/07/2012 13:27 15:03 Cloudless sky
Calm sea
SE F1-2
Injured cliff walker flown to hospital
A cliff walker who had lost his footing and had fallen down the cliffs near Pettitor was recovered by a rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor with the assistance of the Teignmouth volunteer lifeboat crew.
Paramedics and a HM Coastguard cliff rescue team were unable to move the casualty without the possibility of causing more injuries. Paramedics and the lifeboat crew prepared the injured climber who was winched on a stretcher into the helicopter and flown directly to hospital in Exeter.

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Neil Cripps
Rob Larkman
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Paul Daker
Andy Case

DLA's - Ken Ball & James Trout

           
05/07/2012 13:40 14:04 Cloudy, good visibility
SW F2-3
Slight sea
Lifeboat launch to alert about three paraglider's in difficulties
HM Coastguard Brixham requested the Teignmouth lifeboat to investigate a report about three paraglider's who had apparently landed in the sea near to the Ness rocks.
When the lifeboat and its volunteer crew arrived, two paraglider riders had made there way to the Ness Beach and were being attended to by an HM Coastguard team, but there was no sign of the third. A shoreline search was carried out and nothing untoward found - it was confirmed shortly afterwards that there were only two paraglider's, not three.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Rob Larkman
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Alan Edwards

DLA's Ken Ball & Derek Davis

LPO Tony Watson

           
01/0720/12 15:15 16:01 Sunny
Good visibility
WSW F2-3
Calm sea
Angling boat breaks down
Both outboard engines failed on a 16ft Seahog angling boat with four persons on board, and although an anchor was in use, it was dragging and and the vessel was drifting close to lines of pots. The angling boat was taken in tow and returned to Polly Steps, Teignmouth.

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Jim Cassidy
Neil Cripps
Nicola Turner

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Matt Slader
Paul Dakar

LOM
Charlie Woolnough
DLA James Trout

           
29/06/2012 12:05   Good visibility
SW F5-6
Choppy sea
RNLI lifesavers and lifeboat crew attend incident with Kayaker in difficulties at Sprey Point.
Whilst on service with the dismasted yacht, HM Coastguard requested help with a Kayaker at Sprey Point - the lifeboat (still five miles offshore) diverted from the yacht tow (see below) and the lifeguards Rescue Water Craft left the beach at Teignmouth to attend the Kayaker - the lifeguards arrived first and escorted the Kayaker safely to the beach. The lifeboat then returned to the tow of the dismasted yacht.
..as below
           
29/06/2012 11:43 13:20 Good visibility
SW F5-6
Choppy sea
Dismasted yacht four miles offshore
HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew, to go to the assistance of a dismasted yacht about four miles east of Teignmouth, with one person on board. On arrival with the casualty yacht, two crew went on board to help clear some of the rigging ready for the tow into Teignmouth. At the same time HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the lifeboat to go to the aid of the Kayaker near Sprey Point (see above). On the lifeboats' return from assisting the Kayaker, the yacht was taken in tow to Teignmouth and moored alongside the Visitors pontoon.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Richard Boss
Pete Shillabeer
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Paul Dakar
Dave Matthews

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA Ken Ball, Derek Davis

           
15/06/2012 17:31   Rain
SW F4-5

RNLI lifesavers rescue man from water in Teignmouth

RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew in Teignmouth worked together to rescue a man from the water on Saturday afternoon (16 June). It’s thought the man lost his footing when trying to get out of his tender onto one of the visitor pontoons. He was rescued by RNLI lifeguards on a rescue water craft and given first aid by volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew, before being taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia.

RNLI lifeguards patrolling Teignmouth south beach heard a Mayday call issued by Brixham Coastguard around 5.30pm on Saturday, of a person in the water near the northerly visitor pontoon in the harbour.

Responding to the call, senior lifeguard Henry Irvine launched the rescue water craft from the lifeboat slipway while colleague Theo Stoppard stayed at the beach to maintain patrols. On arrival at the scene in a strong south westerly wind, Henry discovered the 61-year-old man approximately 100 metres offshore in amongst yachts. The man was fully clothed and unable to swim as he was very tired and had been in the water for approximately 30 minutes.

RNLI lifeguard Henry manoeuvred the rescue water craft alongside the yachts to reach the casualty. The man was very weak so could only manage to hold the bottom loop of the sled, rather than pull himself onto it. Henry reassured the man and brought him back to the lifeboat slip where he was met by the volunteer lifeboat crew of Teignmouth lifeboat station, who had been paged to respond and were ready to launch the lifeboat. They took the man into the lifeboat station and administered first aid. He was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Teignmouth RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Charlie Woolnough said: ‘The lifeboat was about to launch when we saw the lifeguard bring the casualty to the slipway. The crew immediately went over to assist and helped the man into the station. They identified he was in a state of hypothermia and administered first aid. When paramedics arrived the casualty’s body temperature was still low so he was taken to hospital for further treatment.

‘The lifeboat crew and lifeguards were able to work together to rescue the casualty from the water and ensure he received appropriate first aid, before he was put into the care of paramedics. He was very cold as he’d been in the water for some time, so was very lucky the alarm was raised when it was.’
Casualty care:
Neil Cripps
Rob Larkman
Dave Matthews
Peter Shillabeer
           
13/06/2012 18:51 19:22 Good visibility
Light breeze SW
Calm sea
Paraglider lands at Babbacombe Cliff Base
HM Coastguard Brixham requested the Teignmouth lifeboat crew to check out a Paraglider who had taken off from Labrador Bay and landed at Babbacombe - there was concern over the Paraglider's welfare. The lifeboat and crew arrived at Babbacombe and were able to confirm that the Paraglider was unharmed and did not require medical assistance. The local Coastguard team recovered the paraglider and his equipment and returned him by vehicle to his car at Labrador Bay car park

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Tom Holgate
Nicola Turner
Paul Wright

Shore crew:
James Cran
Steve Brock
Matt Slader

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA's: Ken Ball and Derek Davis

           
7/06/2012 19:06 19:31 Rain
Wind SSW F6-7
Dog rescued from river bank
HM Coastguard Brixham requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat and crew to recover a Terrier dog that had become separated from its owner and taken refuge on an island in the River Teign about 50 metres north of the A380 bridge.
The dog was quickly recovered into the lifeboat and re-united with its owner on the main river bank. Neither the casualty or its owner suffered any ill effects during the ordeal.

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Mark Barrett
Kevin Clifton
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Greg Allen
Paul Dakar
Andy Case

LOM
Charlie Woolnough
DLA Ken Ball

LPO Tony Watson

           
6/06/2012 10:25 11:12 Overcast
Drizzle
SW wind
Moderate sea
Unattended Kayaks raises concern
HM Coastguard Brixham requested the launch of the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to investigate two kayaks seen unattended near the Devils Elbow. One kayak was found about 40ft above sea level and the other about 20ft - but there was no sign of the occupants.
A search of the coastline area with the local auxiliary coastguard found nothing untoward. Both kayaks were recovered to the lifeboat and taken to the lifeboat station.

Boat crew:
Alan Edwards
Richard Boss
Jim Cassidy
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Matt Slader
Andy Case
Neil Cripps

DLA James Trout
LPO Tony Watson

           
29/5/2012 15:38 15:55 Good visibility
Wind - S F3-4
Slight sea
Fisherman thought to be trapped
A phone call from a member of the public to HM Coastguard Brixham, resulted in the Teignmouth lifeboat being launched to a fisherman on the rocks near to the 'Parson & Clerk'.
The fisherman had been wading and climbed on to the rocks, but was thought to be stuck - the lifeboat crew spoke to the fisherman, who confirmed that he was OK and the lifeboat returned to station. Helmsman Humphrey Vince confirmed that the call had been made with good intent.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Andy Case
Dave Matthews
Adam Truhol

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Richard Boss

DLA Ken Ball
LPO Tony Watson

           
07/05/2012 19:14 20:15 Rain
SW F 4-5
Smooth sea
Search for missing vulnerable person
A shoreline search for a missing vulnerable male was carried out between Black Head and Petitor Beach, in conjunction with HM Coastguard Cliff Rescue and Coast Response Team. A lifeboat crew member was put ashore at Long Quarry to help the search as HM Coastguard had difficulty reaching this area due to the wet and slippery conditions.
Nothing untoward was found, and the lifeboat returned to station at 20:15.

Boat crew:
Kevin Clifton
Richard Boss
Will Burton
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Jimmy Cran

LOM Charlie Woolnough

           
06/05/2012 12:31 13:30 Good visibility
Light Easterly breeze
2m swell, choppy sea
Rough sea on the Bar
Boat grounded on the Bar
The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' had just returned from exercise for a crew change, when a 'MayDay' relay was received from Brixham Coastguard relayed from a mobile phone on a powerboat that was aground on the Bar with four persons on board, and was in danger of being swamped and sinking.
The lifeboat launched immediately and was on scene with the casualty boat in three minutes. Immediately two lifeboat crew left the lifeboat and swam to the Bar from the riverside, whilst the lifeboat went around the Bar and approached through a narrow channel from seaward. The two crew who were able to walk on the Bar, assessed the four occupants who were cold and shaken, with one slightly injured whilst water skiing earlier. The boat occupants were transferred to the lifeboat and brought ashore for hot drinks and medical attention.
Two lifeboat crew refloated the powerboat and managed to restart the engine. The lifeboat then relaunched to escort the powerboat back into harbour and escorted her to Polly Steps where she was recovered by her owner onto the boat's trailer.

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Richard Boss
Kevin Clifton
Dave Matthews
Mechanic Matt Down to assist with casualty vessel recovery)

Shore crew:
James Cran

 

DLA - Derek Davis
DLA - Jim Trout

           
06/04/2012 20:27 20:55 Good visibility
Light winds
Calm sea
5m rib broken-down with 7 persons on board (incl four children)
HM Coastguard Brixham requested the lifeboat go to the assistance of a broken-down 5m rib with seven persons on board, drifting about 1 mile off Holcombe.
When the volunteer crew arrived at the casualty rib, they found four children on board (ages 2,3,9,11) and three adults (ages 18, 20 and 30+).
All the occupants of the casualty rib were taken on board the lifeboat and the broken-down rib was towed into Teignmouth. The lifeboat was taken directly into the boathouse where the children were cared for by the shore crew whilst the boat crew recovered the rib with the owner.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Jim Cassidy
Pete Shillabeer
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Matt Slader
Dave Matthews

LOM
Charlie Woolnough
DLA Ken Ball
LPO Tony Watson

           
01/04/2012 11:09 11:54 Clear Sky - good visibility
Moderate breeze
Choppy sea near the Bar
Stood-by Powerboat entering river mouth
The lifeboat and its volunteer crew were already at sea on a bi-monthly exercise, when HM Coastguard Brixham requested that an escort be given to a 8.5m Powerboat that was experiencing engine problems. The sea was rough on the bar, plus a NE breeze making entry hazardous to any vessel without power.
The Powerboat was able to enter the river under its own power - the lifeboat escorted her to her mooring and then returned to sea to continue the exercise.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Andrew Case
Kevin Clifton
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Steve Brock
Greg Allen

DLA James Trout
LPO Tony Watson

           
31/03/2012 00:38 01:56 Clear night sky
Good visibility
Light airs
Smooth sea
Stood by distressed female near the rocks at the Parson & Clerk.
At the request of Brixham Coastguard, the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' stood by whilst a female was recovered by the Coastguard Response Team near the Parson & Clerk. The casualty was recovered safely by the Coastguard and later treated by paramedics for cuts and bruises.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Richard Boss
James Cassidy
Matt Down

Shore crew:
Dave Matthews
Andrew Case
Rob Larkman
Nicola Turner

LOM
Charlie Woolnough

DLA
Derek Davis

           
24/03/2012 16:02 16:50 Fair visibility
Light breeze
Slight sea
Two adults cut-off by the tide
HM Coastguard Brixham received a call about two adults cut-off by the tide at Pettitor Bay (near Babbacombe). The two casualties had taken refuge in a cave with an overhanging rock roof which is notoriously difficult for search and rescue teams to enter from the landside.
The Teignmouth lifeboat volunteer crew and 'The Two Annes' inshore lifeboat were asked to help, and managed to get a crewman ashore at the cave with a lifejacket and line.
One of the casualties was reticent about going into the water, but both of them were persuaded to individually to enter the water with a lifejacket and be pulled into the lifeboat.
Both casualties were wet and cold, but otherwise uninjured - they were taken swiftly to a waiting ambulance at Babbacombe Pier.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Andrew Case
Neil Cripps
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Steve Brock
Greg Allen
James Cran
Rod Woodall

           
24/03/2012 03:07 04:10 Dark and misty
Light breeze
Slight sea
Assistance given to three anglers adrift in a 5.5m leisure (fishing) boat.
HM Coastguard Brixham asked for the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat to go to the aid of 3 adults on a night angling trip. The 5.5m fishing boat had developed a fuel problem at around 2:30am and the anglers asked the Coastguard to help them. The conditions were of a slight sea swell and variable visibility in the dark and mist.
The leisure (fishing) boat 'Rapscalia' was taken in tow and returned to Polly Steps, Teignmouth.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Mark Barrett
Pete Shillabeer
Nicola Turner

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
James Cran
Dave Matthews

LOM
Charlie Woolnough
DLA
Derek Davis

           
12/03/2012 02:30 04:40 Poor visibility in  fog (20-30m)
Calm sea
Variable light wind
Fishing vessel broken down in fog
HM Coastguard Brixham requested the assistance of the lifeboat to go to the aid of the broken down 9.0m crabber 'Harvest Queen'.
The fishing vessel was approx 3 miles off the Ness and earlier had suffered from an electrical problem totally incapacitating her. Although Pan Pan messages were broadcast for help, no response was received, and with the fog getting denser the lifeboat was launched to help.
Helm Adam Truhol described the conditions "as a pea-souper" and estimated visibility was down to 20-30 metres, and with the tide at its lowest period.
Adam described the radar and navigational equipment on the Atlantic 85 class lifeboat as first class - this sort of rescue in the fog would have been very hazardous without the modern equipment now fitted to RNLI inshore lifeboats.
The 'Harvest Queen' was taken in tow returning to Teignmouth at 04:40 .

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Jim Cassidy
Dave Matthews
Nicola White

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Greg Allen
Jimmy Cran

LOM Charlie Woolnough

           
24/02/2012 10:46 11:06 Good visibility
Calm sea
Concern over drifting dinghy
A small 7ft dinghy was observed by the local Coastwatch team (NCI) drifting about 3 miles north east of Eastcliff. Brixham Coastguard were alerted and there was a concern that someone might be on board.
The recently refitted Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was dispatched to have a look, but on arrival with the dinghy it was confirmed that no one was on board, and with no facility on the casualty boat for towing it was left for a fishing boat out of Exmouth to return it to the Exe estuary.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Mark Barrett
Rob Larkman
Andy Case

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Matt Slader
Rod Woodall

DLA Ken Ball
LPO Tony Watson

 

           
30/01/2012 13:42 13:56 Rough sea
SE F 5-6
Visibility good
5 Fisherman Saved From Capsized Trawler
At about 13:40 many 999 calls were received by HM Coastguard about a local trawler that had capsized on approaching the River Teign estuary mouth, close to the bar.
The Teignmouth relief lifeboat 'Mary Lewis' was launched immediately with three volunteer crew on board. The five fisherman on board the trawler had taken refuge on the dry side of the wheelhouse; the lifeboat crew managed to take all five fisherman onto the lifeboat, with the lifeboat suffering some damage from the edge of the stricken trawler. The lifeboat returned quickly to the lifeboat station where Paramedics were waiting.
All of the casualties were a bit shaken and cold; Paramedics examined them and pronounced all OK. The lifeboat station shore crew provided hot drinks and blankets, and the casualties were allowed to go when they felt ready.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Adam Truhol
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Matt Slader
Rod Woodall

DLA Ken Ball
LPO Tony Watson

           
15/01/2012 12:44 13:05 Good visibility
Easterly F5-6
Rough sea
Sunday January 15th 2012
Launch in bad conditions to assist 2 persons and a dog

The Teignmouth relief lifeboat 'Mary Lewis', was launched in rough seas to assist a dog and two persons in the water between Boat Cove and Coryton Cove, Dawlish.
On the arrival of the lifeboat at Dawlish, HM Coastguard reported that the two persons had recovered themselves, and although cold and wet were no worse for their ordeal. Unfortunately the dog was overcome by the seas and lost its life.

Alan Edwards
Richard Boss
Tom Holgate
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Steve Brock
Jimmy Cran
Matt Slader

DLA
Charlie Woolnough

LPO
Tony Watson