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Date
Launch time
Return to Station
Weather Report Crew
           
06/12/10 22:45 00:17 Freezing night -3°C
W F2 NE
Calm in the river

Search in freezing conditions for elderly missing person
A search for a missing elderly person who had not been seen for several hours was coordinated by HM Coastguard Brixham. The search of the north bank of the River Teign was carried out by coastguard teams from Teignmouth and Torbay, and the volunteer crew of the two Teignmouth lifeboats - the Atlantic class 'The Two Annes' and the 2.8m XP lifeboat.

The lifeboat crew launched both lifeboats at 22:45 in freezing conditions, and searched the river bank from Shaldon Bridge to Red Rock. At around 00:15 (Tuesday morning) the gentleman was found by a coastguard team at a training wall close to the Point (near Red Rock) where he was taken into the care of a paramedic team.

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Richard Boss
Matt Moses
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Jimmy Cran
Derek Davis

LOM Mike Schooling
DLA Ken Ball
LPO Tony Watson

           
21/11/2010 01:25 02:00 Calm water
Slight breeze NW
Report of young man in the water near Shaldon Bridge
HM Coastguard Brixham received a report of a young man going into the river near Shaldon Bridge. The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' and a volunteer crew of four searched the area with the local coastguard team, but nothing untoward was found, and the search was called off at 01:53

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Dave Matthews
Matt Moses
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Rob Larkman
Nicola Turner

Richard Boss
John Smith

LOM Mike Schooling
DLA Ken Ball

           
13/11/2010 21:35 22:28 Weather fine
Clear night
Calm sea
SW F1-2
Fruitless search after report of red flare



Several members of the public called 999 reporting a red flare in the vicinity of Shell Cove, Dawlish. HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the the local auxiliary local coastguard team, Exmouth IRB and the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to search the shore and coast line between the Parson & Clerk and Dawlish Warren.
Nothing untoward was found by any search teams.

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Dave Matthews
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Charlie Watson

Matt Moses
John Smith

LOM - Mike Schooling
L-LPO - Tony Watson

           
09/10/1010 19:18 20:00 Fair visibility
Fresh breeze
F05 Southerly
Rough sea
Swell 2.3 - 3.0m
Flood tide
Search for teenagers reported missing in stormy seas

HM Coastguard Brixham requested the launch of the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist in the search for three girls reported to be wave dodging on the beach near Dawlish breakwater. Although two girls were rescued from the water earlier, nothing untoward was found on this search.
The volunteer crew were then re-tasked in a search for a 12 year old boy who had been missing for about an hour from the area of The Point at Teignmouth. It was close to an exceptional high tide with rough seas, and it was feared that he had been swept of the sea wall. As the lifeboat was still at sea, the lifeboat shore crew mounted an immediate shore line search - however he was located a little later in the vicinity of the Pier, safe and well.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Richard Boss
Tom Holgate
Adam Truhol

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Alan Edwards
Giles Squirrel
John Smith
Charlie Woolnough

     
23/09/2010
18:59
19:08
Good visibility
Gentle breeze
SW F03
Smooth sea
HM Coastguard request help at Orcombe Point, Exmouth


During a routine lifeboat exercise, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist the Exmouth Inshore lifeboat who were helping with several persons in the water at Orcombe Point, Exmouth. As the Teignmouth lifeboat was passing Dawlish on its way, Exmouth reported that all was taken care of, and the Teignmouth lifeboat was stood down and returned to its planned exercise
.

Boat crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Neil Cripps
Alan Edwards
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
Simon Kingsley
Derek Davis
Matt Moses
Matt Slader

LOM Mike Schooling

     
17/09/2010
17:55
18:55
Good visibility
Lt Breeze
Westerly F 02
Smooth sea
Shetland cruiser aground at Anstey's Cove

Following a report of a small cruiser washed ashore at Anstey's Cove, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to assist. When the lifeboat arrived at Anstey's Cove, the two boat occupants had scrambled ashore safely with a line. The lifeboat crew took the two men onboard the lifeboat, and after checking the cruisers hull towed it to Torquay Inner Harbour.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Dave Matthews
Matt Moses
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Charlie Watson
Rod Woodall

DLA - Ken Ball

     
10/09/2010
20:10
21:59
Good visibility
Gentle breeze
SW F 03
Smooth sea
Search for missing person

Concern for a missing person lead to the Teignmouth lifeboat, the Teignmouth Coastguard and a helicopter searching in the Ansty's Cove area. The search took place for approx two hours, but nothing untoward was found.

Boat crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Rob Larkman
Matt Moses
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Charlie Watson
Jimmy Cran
James Stoyle

LOM - Mike Schooling

     
09/09/2010
20:25
20:49
Good visibility
Lt Breeze W F2
Smooth sea
Three anglers cut off by the tide ay Coryton Cove

The Teignmouth lifeboat was launched to assist three anglers stranded on the breakwater at Coryton Cove. Although on arrival at Coryton Cove, it was clear that there was no apparent danger to the anglers, it was decided to collect all three and take them to Boat Cove, Dawlish.

Boat crew
Will Burton
Dave Matthews
Matt Moses
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Richard Boss
Alan Edwards
James Stoyle

DLA - Ken Ball

     
05/09/2010
12:18
14:16
Part cloudy F4
Smooth sea, rough on the bar
Tombstoning Incident at Red Gate Beach (near Anstey's Cove)

Whilst on a training exercise and near to Teignmouth Pier, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat to a tombstoning incident near Ansteys Cove).
On arrival at Red Gate Beach, Helm Humphrey Vince decided against a medical evacuation of the casually by the lifeboat due to the sea conditions, and a helicopter was requested.
Two crewman went ashore to assist the injured person, as paramedics were not able to access him over the rocks. The helicopter winchman also assessed the situation, and the casually was winched into the helicopter and taken to Torbay hospital.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Mark Barrett
Pete Shillabeer
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Jimmy Cran
Neil Cripps
Matt Moses
Paul Wright

     
31/08/2010
Crew assembled 14:02
  Crew assembled

The lifeboat crew were assembled ready to launch to a small inflatable with a 2HP engine and a teenager onboard. Conditions on the bar were choppy and it was feared that with the rough sea, tidal current and a heavy swell that the teenager was in a deteriorating situation. However the young man made his way into harbour, and the crew were stood down.

Boat crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Rob Larkman
Humphrey Vince
Paul Wright

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Jimmy Cran
James Stoyle

DLA
Derek Clifton
James Trout

     
30/08/2010
20:05
20:29
Cloudless Sky
SE F3
(Service in the river)
Speedboat seen sinking by lifeboat crew member

A lifeboat crew member witnessed a 5.8m speedboat sinking close to Shaldon Bridge. The lifeboat launched a few minutes later and took the three adults on board, and beached the speedboat close to the Devon Valley Holiday Camp where the owners bailed out the water

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Will Burton
Tom Holgate
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Jimmy Cran
Matt Moses

LOM - Mike Schooling

     
28/08/2010
21:52
29/08/2010
01:58
Good nighttime visibility
SW F3
Smooth sea
Three Services in quick succession
At 22:00 the Teignmouth lifeboat was launched to investigate an abandoned kayak close to the Skate Park - a search was carried out between the Point and the Parson & Clerk with nothing untoward found.

On returning to station and whilst still in the mouth of the river, a report was received of an unconscious person at Sprey Point - the lifeboat with its volunteer crew of three made there way at full speed to the reported casualty, who on arrival was found to be asleep - the person was assisted to the nearby HM Coastguard team who had also been asked to help.

The lifeboat then returned to the boathouse, and whilst the crew were washing down and refueling the lifeboat, HM Coastguard asked for their assistance to help in a search for a vulnerable female. The search area requested was between The Point and Warren Point, and in conjunction with the Police helicopter, Exmouth inshore lifeboat, the Teignmouth and Torbay coastguard teams.

The two shore crew on duty also assisted the Coastguard team with their shoreline searches.
Eventually the search was called off with nothing found.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Charlie Woolnough
Richard Boss

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Jimmy Cran

LOM - Mike Schooling

     
25/08/2010
17:43
17:55
Rain
Poor visibility
Strong Breeze
Easterly F 06
Choppy sea
Possible missing walker

Whilst on exercise in the harbour, Brixham Coastguard tasked the lifeboat to search near Sprey point to ascertain that a walker had not not been swept of the seawall. After a thorough search nothing untoward was found, and the lifeboat returned to Teignmouth harbour and continued with the exercise.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
James Cassidy
Alan Edwards
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
Simon Kingsley
Matt Slader
Humphrey Vince

DLA - James Trout

     
23/08/2010
13:38
14:07
Good visibility
W F6
Slight sea
Two Kayakers in the water at Long Quarry

HM Coastguard requested the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist two kayakers reported in the water near Long Quarry. When the lifeboat arrived, two persons from separate kayaks had been recovered by a local boat - the lifeboat took the two casualties on board, recovered their kayaks and put them ashore, none the worse for their ordeal at Oddicombe.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Alan Edwards
Rob Larkman
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Rod Woodall
Matt Moses
Nicola White

DLA - Derek Clifton
LPO Tony Watson

     
19/08/2010

13:15

Incident took
place 14:15
to
14:45

17:00
Good visibility
SW F4
Moderate/Choppy sea
Squally showers
Rib with eight persons on board, taking on water at Dawlish Air Show

The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' had launched earlier to take part in the Dawlish Carnival and Air Show. Before any Search and Rescue demonstrations could take place, HM Coastguard tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat volunteer crew to assist a broken down 26ft racing rib that was taking on water, and with eight persons on board.

Six people were transferred to the MV Seaquest, and one was taken aboard the lifeboat, with the rib owner staying on board the rib. A fast tow was organised by the lifeboat crew to help drain the water from the rib.

Lifeboat mechanic Charlie Woolnough went aboard the rib and managed to get one engine started. The person on the Teignmouth lifeboat was then transferred to the Exmouth lifeboat (which also had been launched to take part in the Dawlish Carnival demonstration). The rib under it's own power was then escorted to Exmouth by the Exmouth lifeboat, which was then unable to take part in the SAR demonstration.

The Teignmouth lifeboat and a Search & Rescue helicopter then entertained the crowds on Dawlish seafront.

Boat crew:
Giles Squirrel
Alan Edwards
Charlie Woolnough
Mark Barrett

Shore crew:
Rod Woodall
John Shillabeer
Neil Cribbs

DLA - James Trout

     
18/08/2010
01:32
01:55
(Night Service)
Dry
Calm sea
SW F2-3
Man recovered from rocks at Watcombe

HM Coastguard tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew to assist a distressed man on rocks near Watcombe Beach. When the lifeboat arrived at Watcombe, the Police helicopter had located the man with the help of their thermal imaging camera. The lifeboat crew got the man on board the lifeboat and took him to Torquay harbour where an ambulance was waiting to take him to hospital for a check-up.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Dave Matthews
Pete Shillabeer
Giles Squirrel

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Charlie Watson

LOM - Mike Schooling

     
14/08/2010
08:58
09:50
Drizzle/rain
Calm water
W F2-3

Capsized motor boat in the River Teign

HM Coastguard tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat to investigate a report of an upturned boat near Polly Steps. The volunteer crew quickly found the 20ft casualty boat and ascertained that there was no one on board. The upturned boat was righted and towed to Chris Humphrey's Boatyard where it was beached.

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Richard Boss
Pete Shillabeer
Charlie Woolnough

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Jimmy Cran

LOM- Mike Schooling
LPO - Tony Watson

     
13/08/2010
21:20
21:45
Dark clear night
Calm water
W F2-3
Yacht stuck under Shaldon Bridge

HM Coastguard requested the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist a yacht that had broken from its moorings with no one on board, and was stuck under the centre arch of Shaldon Bridge.
The yacht was recovered and towed to the visitors pontoon.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Richard Boss
Matt Moses
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Charlie Watson

LOM- Mike Schooling
LPO - Tony Watson

     
12/08/2010
15:20
15:35
Fine
Slight sea
F2-3 SW

Overturned rowing dinghy off Dawlish

HM Coastguard requested the launch of the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to an overturned rowing dinghy off Dawlish, with three persons reported in the water. On arrival at Dawlish, all three persons had made their way to the beach, and the dinghy was recovered by the lifeboat crew. The three youths who had been on board the dinghy were given safety advice by the crew.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Kevin Clifton
Alan Edwards
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
Greg Allan/Charlie Watson
Matt Slader
Rod Woodall

Also:
Matt Moses
Nicola White
Charlie Woolnough

LOM - Mike Schooling
LPO - Tony Watson

     
01/08/2010
14:35
14:53
Overcast
Slight sea
F2-3 SSW
Report of dinghy in trouble

HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew to investigate a report of a dinghy in difficulties about 1/2 mile off Eastcliff. The lifeboat crew quickly ascertained that there did not appear to be any problems amongst the craft at sea, and they returned to station at 14:53

Boat crew:
Kevin Clifton
Richard Boss
Will Burton
Charlie Woolnough

Shore crew:
Dave Matthews
Jimmy Cran
Road Woodall

DLA - Derek Clifton
LPO - Tony Watson

     
24/07/2010
20:59
21:20
Good visibility
Calm Sea
Broken down motor boat

At the request of Brixham Coastguard, the Teignmouth lifeboat was launched with a volunteer crew of four to assist a 15ft motor boat about 1/2 mile offshore with two persons on board and disabled, but in the port navigation channel. The vessel was taken in tow to Teignmouth.

Boat crew:
Kevin Clifton
Tom Holgate
Dave Matthews
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Charlie Watson
Matt Slader
Jimmy Cran
Matt Moses

DLA - James Trout

     
12/06/2010
19:33
20:20
Good visibility
Calm Sea
W F2
Saturday June 12th 2010 19:33
Broken down fishing boat

The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was tasked to assist an 18ft fishing vessel out of Brixham with a flat battery and adrift between Babbacombe and Hopes Nose. The lifeboat took the fishing vessel in tow to the Visitor's pontoon Teignmouth. The three persons on the fishing boat who were suffering from cold and mild exposure, were given warm drinks and blankets. After a short time they were able to continue their journey to Brixham by rail.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Jim Cassidy
Tom Holgate
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
Rod Woodall
Steve Brock
Jimmy Cran
Matt Moses

LOM- Mike Schooling
LPO - Tony Watson

     
12/06/2010
09:12
09:45
Good visibility
Fast ebb tide in the river SW F2
Fishing Boat with engine failure drifting in the river mouth

HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to assist a 14ft fishing boat with two persons on board adrift in the mouth of the River Teign.
The fishing boat's engine had earlier failed near Fish Quay, but with the fast running river on the ebb tide, they were soon carried towards the sea. Although it was a well equipped fishing boat with an auxiliary engine, this engine was not powerful enough for the ebb tide, and to add to the problems some water had been taken on board, making the boat unstable. The lifeboat took the boat in tow and returned it to Polly Steps.

Boat crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Richard Boss
Jim Cassidy
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Charlie Watson
Matt Moses

DLA Ken Ball
LPO Tony Watson

     
06/06/2010
11:21
12:45
Good Visibility
SW F3
Smooth sea
Dive Boat Engine Failure

Whilst on exercise in the River Teign, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to go to the aid of a Charter Dive Boat from Torquay, whose engine had failed with its divers in the water, close to the Orestone.
Helmsman Adam Truhol with two trainees on board and an experienced crewman opted to go directly to the scene due to the possible danger to the divers. The Torbay patrol boat Oscar IV had arrived to help a few minutes before and managed to get all the divers back to the dive boat. Having established that all were safe, the lifeboat took the dive boat in tow back to Torquay Harbour.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Jason Bunce
Jim Cassidy
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Mark Wiltshire
Matt Slader
Alan Edwards
John Shillabeer
Peter Shillabeer
Giles Squirrel

DLA - Derek Clifton
DLA - James Trout

     
30/05/10
20:35
22:10

Good visibility
F1 W

Calm sea

Broken down motor cruiser apparently on fire

HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew to a report of a motor cruiser with smoke and steam coming from the engine compartment.
The broken down 27ft motor cruiser with two people on board, was located off Odicombe beach, but most of the smoke and steam had stopped when the lifeboat arrived. The lifeboat station mechanic who was helming the lifeboat assessed the damage to the motor boat and found a problem with their bilge pump and the water re-circulatory system. The motor boat was beyond simple repair, so she was towed by the lifeboat into Torquay harbour.

Boat crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Richard Boss
Dave Matthews
Nicola White

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Charlie Watson
Matt Moses

DLA - Ken Ball
LPO - Tony Watson

     
29/05/10
10:08
11:10
Drizzle
Moderate sea
Swell 1.5m
F4-5 SW
Yacht with engine problems

HM Coastguard Brixham requested the assistance of the Teignmouth lifeboat to help the 24ft yacht 'Navicula' that was suffering from engine problems about one mile north of Spray Point. The yacht was also unable to make headway using their sails as in that position there was no wind, and the crew were becoming affected by the cold and the sea swell.
The yacht was taken in tow by the lifeboat and put aside the visitors pontoon in Teignmouth. The yacht crew were taken to the lifeboat station, and made a full recovery

Boat crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Rob Larkman
Pete Shillabeer
Nicola White

Shore crew:
Dave Matthews
Matt Slader
Matt Moses

     
24/05/10
17:19
17:44
Clear sky
Wind S F2-3
Calm sea
Inflatable Dinghy's reported drifting near the 'Parson & Clerk'

The Teignmouth Lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was launched to assist two children in inflatable dinghy's seen near to the Parson & Clerk. When the volunteer lifeboat crew arrived one dinghy was ashore and the other dinghy was then helped to the beach where HM Coastguard and Police Community Officers were waiting to offer advice on sea safety.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Alan Edwards
Dave Matthews
Adam Truhol

Shore Crew:
Tony Watson
Matt Slader
Matt Moses
Rob Larkman

DLA - James Trout

     
23/05/10
13:15
15:10
Sunny
Good visibility
Wind F1-2 NE
Calm sea
Broken-down Jet-Ski, and Search for Missing Person

At the request of HM Coastguard Brixham, the Teignmouth RNLI lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was launched to go to the help of a Jet-Ski with two persons on board close to Babbacombe; and to join in a search for a vulnerable missing holidaymaker.
The Jet-Ski was located off Babbacombe and with the two jet-ski riders on board the lifeboat, the jet-ski was taken under tow towards Torquay. After a short while (14:14) the tow and the two riders were transferred to 'Oscar Four' an HM Coastguard RIB for the journey to Torquay.
The lifeboat was then re-tasked to help in the search for a missing holidaymaker. Coastguard teams were already searching ashore when the lifeboat began a coastline search between Anstey's Cove and Petit Tors Beach. Nothing untoward was found, and lifeboat was stood down at 14:55

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Matt Moses
Rob Larkman
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Simon Kingsley
Rod Woodall

LOM: Mike Schooling
LPO Tony Watson

     
03/05/10
20:44
21:48
Good visibility
Smooth sea
Wind F3 NW
Broken-down day boat
A report of a 14ft day boat tied up to a yellow marker buoy in Labrador Bay lead to the Teignmouth lifeboat being launched to give assistance. The lifeboat volunteer crew quickly arrived to help and discovered that the day boat's outboard engine 'pull-cord' had snapped. The three adults on board were taken onboard the lifeboat, and the casualty boat was towed to Polly Steps, Teignmouth.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Richard Boss
Dave Matthews
Matt Moses

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Pete Shillabeer
Nicola White

     
03/05/10
07:53
08:03
Clear sky
Smooth sea
Wind F3 NW
Unwell Canoeist
The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was tasked by HM Coastguard, Brixham to a group of canoeists in Labrador Bay where one of their members was taken ill with hypothermia and sickness. The ill person was quickly recovered to the lifeboat station where paramedics assisted.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Richard Boss
Rob Larkman
Dave Matthews
Adam Truhol

Shore crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Matt Moses
Matt Slader
Giles Squirrel
James Stoyle

     
25/04/2010
19:18
20:45
Good visibility
Calm Sea
SE-F1-2
Two broken-down leisure craft off Babbacombe

Two leisure craft close to Babbacombe required the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes'. A 13ft open boat with two adults aboard, lost the drive on its outboard engine, and the other boat a 20ft boat with an inboard engine also with two adults aboard had suffered electrical failure. The lifeboat helmsman who is also the lifeboat station mechanic went aboard the two boats in to see if he could get them going, but to no avail. It was requested by HM Coastguard Brixham that the two engineless boats be towed to Torquay, and a vessel out of Torquay the 'Stand Easy' came to help and took one of the boats in tow, the lifeboat taking the other. (A substantial donation was later received from one of the boats occupants).

Boat Crew:
Charlie Woolnough
Dave Matthews
Matt Moses
Giles Squirrel

Shore Crew:
Rod Woodall

DLA - Ken Ball
LPO - Tony Watson

     
24/04/2010
19:52
20:15
Fog Banks
Calm Sea
F1-2 SE
Speed boat towed in to Teignmouth

The Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was launched to assist a broken down 14ft speed boat about 1 mile south-east of the Ness. HM Coastguard Brixham requested the launch after the occupants, two adults and one child, reported that they were unable to re-start their outboard engine. All three from the speedboat were taken aboard the lifeboat, which then towed the speedboat to Gales Hill, Teignmouth.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Dave Matthews
Pete Shillabeer
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Rod Woodall

DLA - Ken Ball
LPO - Tony Watson

Also attended
Richard Boss, Matt Moses, Rob Larkman, Charlie Woolnough

     
28/03/2010
18:31
19:20
Clear
Calm in the estuary
NW F2-3
River search for missing woman

Both Teignmouth lifeboats, HM Coastguard and other emergency services all combined in a search for a missing woman. The last sighting of the missing person was near Bishopsteignton, so a full search operation was carried out on the River Teign and along the estuary banks.
The small lifeboat (XP32) proved its usefulness in the flood tide, by being able to search amongst the reed beds, both below the road bridge and above towards Newton Abbot. The Atlantic 85 because of its draught could only search in the main channel, whilst the XP with its draught of only a few inches, managed the reed beds and the upper banks of the river quite easily.
A long search of the river and the bank sides found nothing, but fortunately the missing person was located alive and well a little way inland a few minutes after the river search was stood down

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Dave Matthews
Pete Shillabeer
Giles Squirrel
Charlie Woolnough

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Greg Allen
Simon Kingsley
Matt Slader
Charlie Watson

LOM - Mike Schooling
LPO - Tony Watson

     
16/03/2010
12:00
12:08
Good visibility
Calm Sea
S F2
Injured person brought ashore

HM Coastguard Brixham, requested the Teignmouth relief lifeboat 'Peterborough Beer Festival III' to go to the aid of a broken down 25ft cabin cruiser off Bundle Head. One of the persons aboard had suffered major burns to his face after removing a cap on the water-cooling system.
The casualty was brought ashore to waiting paramedics who then transferred him to hospital. Because of the spring tide and it being close to low water, the broken down vessel had to wait until the tide flooded for recovery. During this waiting time, the other person on board managed to get the engine running again under the watchful eye of the dredger 'Teign C'. The casualty vessel was later able to make her own way back into Teignmouth.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Rob Larkman
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Rod Woodall

LOM Mike Schooling
DLA James Trout

     
21/02/2010
23:24
01:16 (22/02)
Good visibility
Calm sea
Swell 1m
W NE F3-4
Landslide at Oddicombe - search for possible missing person(s)

A landslip at Oddicombe gave concern to a passer-by that it might have carried someone with it. A full-scale rescue operation was put into operation involving HM Coastguard,the Police, Rescue Helicopter 169 from RAF Chivenor and the Teignmouth lifeboat. The Teignmouth relief lifeboat 'Peterborough Beer Festival III' with its volunteer crew of four searched from seawards using both image intensifying equipment and lights in conjunction with HM Coastguard. The rescue helicopter also made several sweeps of the area using its thermal imaging equipment, but reported nothing found. HM Coastguard satisfied that there were no casualties, stood all the emergency services down, and the lifeboat returned to station at 01:16.

Boat crew:
Giles Squirrel
Richard Boss
Tom Holgate
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Greg Allen
Matt Moses
Nicola White
Charlie Woolnough

LOM - Mike Schooling
LPO - Tony Watson

     
25/01/2010
16:45
17:20
Overcast
Good visibility
Wind NE F2-3
Calm sea
Beach walker raises concern over a possible body in the water

Just as daylight was fading, a beach walker near Ansteys Cove reported a possible body with lifejacket floating about 50 yards offshore. The Teignmouth relief lifeboat 'Peterborough Beer Festival III' and the Torbay inshore lifeboat were both asked by HM Coastguard Brixham to investigate.
The Teignmouth lifeboat arrived at Ansteys Cove first, and put a crewman ashore to talk to the beach walker to try and locate the position of the 'body'.
After a short search a drifting buoy and anchor chain was spotted just below the surface - it was quickly confirmed that this was what had been seen from the beach.
The buoy was taken onboard the lifeboat for later disposal.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Humphrey Vince
Tom Holgate
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
Ken Ball
Greg Allen
Charlie Woolnough

LOM - Mike Schooling
LPO - Tony Watson

     
20/01/2010
09:10
10:00
Overcast
Good visibility
Wind F2 Southerly
Smooth sea
Small Fishing boat reported in trouble

Following a report of a small fishing boat in trouble off Teignmouth, the Teignmouth relief lifeboat 'Peterborough Beer Festival III' with a volunteer crew of four, was launched to investigate.
The lifeboat crew located the locally based fishing boat, and it was confirmed that there was no problem, and that the fishermen were drifting and 'working her nets'.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Rob Larkman
Humphrey Vince
Charlie Woolnough

Shore crew:
Road Woodall
Greg Allen
Matt Moses

DLA - Ken Ball
DLA - Derek Clifton