Teignmouth Lifeboat Station

'The Two Annes' - B809 Atlantic 85
Arancia A-67 'Malcolm Hawkesford 1'
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SHOUTS - 2015

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Date
Launch time
Return to Station
Weather Report

Crew

20/12/15 13:29 14:20

Cloudy
Good visibility
SW F2
Smooth water in river

 

Medical evacuation of angler during fishing competition on the River Teign

Following a 999 call the lifeboat was launched to the aid of an angler who was suffering a heart attack. The anglers colleague was able to give CPR to the casualty and telephoned for help. The casualty was taken by the lifeboat to the lifeboat slipway in Teignmouth where paramedics were waiting. In the meantime a Coastguard helicopter arrived to take him to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he later died.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Andy Case
Neil Cripps
Pete Shillabeer
Giles Squirrell

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Mark Barrett
Steve Brock
Stuart Eames

           
17/12/2015 14:29 15:29 Cloudy
Good visibility
Light breeze
Smooth water in river

Person recovered from the harbour

A request from HM Coatsguard was received to bring ashore a casualty from the the pontoon near the Fish Quay at Teignmouth. Both paramedics and police were on scene when the lifeboat arrived. The paramedics were carrying out resucitation and wanted to casualty moving from the pontoon to a waiting ambulance on the lifeboat slipway.


Boat crew:
Rob Larkman
Andy Case
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Tractor)
Richard Boss
Matt Down
Anna Winston
Paul Wright

DLA: Paul Daker
LPO: Tony Watson

           
24/11/2015 13:45 14:35 Cloudy with drizzle
Gentle brreze SW F2-3
1m swell

Search for missing person

HMCG requested the assistance of the lifeboat in a shore-line search for a missing person between Eastcliff and Dawlish. Nothing untoward was observed during the search and the lifeboat returned to station at 14:35

Boat crew:
Humphry Vince
Mark Barrett
Andy Case
James Cassidy

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Greg Allen (Tractor)
Stuart Eames
Anna Winston

DLA's
Paul Daker
Derek Davis

           
31/10/2015 14:48 15:04 Overcast
Good visibility
ENE F2-3
Calm water
Girl jumps off Shaldon Bridge

Solent Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth Atlantic 85 lifeboat to go to the assistance of a girl who had jumped off Shaldon Bridge mid stream. The casualty luckily fell into deep water and self recovered to Polly Steps where an ambulance crew and Police were gathered.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Andy Case
Kevin Clifton
Matt Down
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Greg Allen
Mark Annal

           
29/10/15 21:23 22:20 Clear sky
Good visibility
SW F1
Calm water

Successful Search for Missing Kayaker

Solent Coastguard requested the launch of both the Atlantic 85 and the Arancia lifeboat to search the River Teign for a missing Kayaker as reported by his wife. His wife had already located the missing persons car in his usual parking area. It was some 2 hours after dark with no sign or contact from the missing person. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat and its volunteer crew located the waterlogged kayak mid river stream near Flow Point - meanwhile the Police helicopter had arrived on scene and quickly located the missing person on the river edge and directed the lifeboat to his position. The casualty was collected and treated for hypothermia on his way to the ambulance at Teignmouth Town Quay

Boat crew:
Atantic 85
Kevin Clifton
Matt Down
James Stoyle
Humphrey Vince

Arancia crew:
Pete Shillabeer
Andy Case

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Stuart Eames
Anna Winston

           
11/10/15 08:19 08:42 Overcast
E F5-6
Medium swell

Car drives off coastal path into sea with 20ft drop

The local Coastguard requested the assistance of the lifeboat  after a BMW 'Z' type car drove into the sea. The car driver walked away from the car and made their way to Teignmouth assisted by HM Coastguard. The lifeboat crew were unable to ascertain if there was anybody else in the car due to the high sea and surf levels, but it was confirmed soon after that no one else was in the vehicle.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Andy Case
Jim Cassidy
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Stuart Eames
James Cran
Dave Matthews
Pete Shillabeer

           
           
09/10/15 15:15 15:42 Cloudy
S F3
Slight sea
The National Coastwatch Team (NCI) reported to Solent Coastguard a drifting small vessel near Teignmouth Pier. The Atantic 85 lifeboat (The Two Annes) was launched to investigate and ascertained that because the craft was securely locked and nobody appeared to be on board that she had probably broken free from a mooring on the River Exe. The craft was towed into Teignmouth and secured on a visitors pontoon.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
James Cassidy
Humphrey Vince
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Stuart Eames
Mark Annal
Anna Winson

           
29/09/2015 09:29 09:40

Good visibilty
SW F4-5
3m swell
Rough sea

Damaged boat on beach

HM Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat after a report from a fisherman of the damaged vessel. The lifeboat and its volunteer crew inspected the stricken vessel, and because of the weather and sea conditions the damaged speedboat was left in place for its recovery by the Coastguards and Harbour authorities.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Rob Larkman
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Humphrey Vince
Anna Winston

DLA's:
Derek Davis
James Trout

           
26/09/15 15:47 16:32 Good visibility
S F3
Slight sea
Teignmouth Lifeboat Rescues Seven People from Speedboat

HM Coastguard requested the assistance of the Teignmouth lifeboat - The Two Annes to rescue seven people from a speedboat that had broken down 500m off Maidencombe. The 18ft speedboat had five adults and two children on board, none of whom were injured as it was drifting in an easterly breeze. Upon arrival, the crew took five people ashore and the two remaining adults remained on board while the speedboat was towed back to its mooring in the River Teign.

Boat crew:
Giles Squirrel
Mark Barrett
Rob Larkman
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Mark Annal
Steve Brock

DLA(acting)
Adam Truhol

 


         
06/09/15 14:33 14:53

Cloudy, good visibility

S F1-2

Smooth sea

Cliff fall & dog incident reported by 999 call to HM Coastguard
The Teignmouth lifeboat was requested by Solent Coastguard to investigate a possible incident of a cliff fall. The mobile phone call was cut short, but was traced to near Ansteys Cove. Further information confirmed the incident as involving a dog only, which swam ashore uninjured.

Boat crew:
Dave Matthews
Mark Barrett
Andy Case
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
Greg Allan (Tractor)
Mark Annal
Anna Winston

           
05/09/15 18:00 18:38

Cloudy with good visibility

E F3-4

Slight sea

Airbed reported drifting out to sea
Teignmouth lifeboat was launched to a report of an airbed with two persons on board, drifting out to sea near Babbacombe. A sea search of the area was conducted with nothing untoward sighted. A member of the crew went ashore and was assured that the inflatable came ashore near Oddicombe.

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Andy Case
Pete Shillabeer
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
Stuart Eames (Tractor)
Mark Annal

LOM: Charlie Woolnough
DLA's: Derek Davis, Jim Trout

           
27/08/15 18:48 19:17 WSW F2
Calm sea in river mouth
Good visibility
Broken down boat in river mouth
An 18ft motor boat with engine failure was towed back to its mooring on the Salty from the river mouth. The two anglers on board had raised the alarm by mobile phone as they perceived they were drifting towards the Ness rocks

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Will Burton
Andy Case
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
Stuart Eames (Tractor)
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
Mark Annal
Anna Winston

DLA: Paul Daker

           
18/08/15 21:07 21:29 Good visibility (near dark)
Calm water
No wind
Boats adrift in River Teign
A lone sailor working on his yacht suddenly realised that his mooring line had failed. He and the yacht drifted towards another vessel breaking that mooring line - at this stage HM Coastguard were alerted and they tasked he Teignmouth lifeboat to give assistance. The lifeboat and its volunteer crew returned all the involved vessels to their moorings and made their lines safe. The gentleman sailor involved who was unhurt was safely put ashore.

Boat Crew:
Adam Truhol
Andy Case
Giles Squirrell
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
James Cran

LOM: Charlie Woolnough

DLA:
Paul Daker

           
15/08/15 19:52 20:32 Good visibility
W F2-3
Calm sea
Medical Evacuation from Shell Cove
The lifeboat was launched after a request from HM Coastguard to assist with a medical evacuation of a casualty with an injured knee, from Shell Cove, Dawlish to the Dawlish breakwater. The casualty was met at the breakwater by Paramedics and the local HM Coastguard team.

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Mark Barrett
James Cassidy
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Mark Annal
James Cran
Matt Slader
Humphrey Vince

DLA's:: Paul Daker, Derek Davis

           
12/08/15 18:26 19:10 Clear visibility
NE F3
Calm water in river
Walkers cut-off by the tide
Two walkers became stranded on the Templar's Way up the River Teign opposite Kingsteignton - although calling for help by mobile phone, they managed to climb the shingle bank and cliff, to the safety of a field. The lifeboat returned to station without incident

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Bill Burton
Kevin Clifton
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Mark Annal
James Cran

DLA: Paul Daker

LPO: Tony Watson

           
06/08/15 21:23 21:48 Good visibility
N F3
Calm sea
Investigated report of persons cut-off by the tide
Launched to Shell Cove, Dawlish to investigate a report of persons cut-off by the tide. On arrival it transpired that all on the beach were safe and well - and enjoying a barbecue! HM Coastguard also arrived to investigate and as there were no persons at risk, the lifeboat returned to station.

Boat crew:
Giles Squirrell
Mark Barratt
Neil Cripps
Matt Down

Shore crew:
Stuart Eames
Mark Annal
Matt Slader
Anna Winston

DLA's:Paul Daker, Derek Davis

           
30/07/15 15:07 15:51 Good visibility
S F2
Smooth sea
Broken-down jet ski
The Teignmouth lifeboat was launched to assist a jet-ski with a fouled impeller. The jet-ski driver was taken onboard the lifeboat and the jet ski was towed to Gales Hill to be recovered.

Boat crew:
Paul Wright
Neil Cripps
Rob Larkman
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Steve Brock (Tractor)
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
Mark Annal
Stuart Eames

LOM: Charlie Woolnough
DLA's:: Paul Daker, James Trout

LPO's: Tony Watson
Anna Winston

           
27/07/15 12:56 14:10 Poor visibility
Squally wind
SE F5-6
2m swell
Report of small vessel seen in adverse conditions
A member of the public shared his concern with a boathouse attendant on seeing a 20ft open boat with two persons on board leave the river entrance and go to sea in poor conditions. Local boats were checked and the local Coastwatch observation tower reported no vessels with such a description passing them. It was decided to carry out a coastal search in a southerly area from the station, but nothing untoward was found.

Boat crew:
Dave Matthews
Mark Barrett
Andy Case
James Stoyle

Shore crew:
Stuart Eames (Tractor)
James Cran
Matt Slader
Anna Winston

LOM: Charlie Woolnough
DLA's: Paul Daker, Derek Davis
LPO: Tony Watson

           
18/07/15 18:37 19:07 Cloudy
Good visibility
SW F3-4
Slight sea
Assistance given to Fire Brigade
The Fire Brigade were fighting a fire near Oddicombe Beach and needed some help in recovering a pump from the beach as the tide came in. The pump and some hoses were recovered into the lifeboat and passed onto the Fire Brigade before damage by the rising seawater.

Boat crew:
Dave Matthews
Mark Barrett
Andy Case

Shore crew:
James Cran (Tractor)
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
Stuart Eames

DLA's:
Paul Daker,
Derek Davis

           
18/07/15 16:45     Crew assembled after a report of children floating in inflatable toy off Dawlish beach
The crew assembled in response to a 999 call reporting children in difficulties, but were stood down before launching as children made their own way to the beach.
 
           
30/06/2015 13:22 14:11

Clear sky
E F3-4

Swell 1.5-2.0m

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.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Mark Barrett
Andy Case
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
Greg Allen (Tractor)
Matt Slader
Anna Winston

DLA's: Paul Daker &
James Trout
LPO: Tony Watson

           
24/06/2015 10:27 11:45 Part Cloudy
Good visibility
S F2-3
Calm water in river
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.

Atlantic 85 crew:
Adam Truhol
Mark Barrett
Rob Larkman
Marcus Walton

Arancia crew:
Richard Boss
Jim Cassidy

Shore crew:
Steve Brock

DLA's:
Paul Daker
James Trout

           
18/06/2015 15:48 16:34

Clear sky
Good visibility
S F1-2
Calm sea

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.  

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Andy Case
Jim Cassidy
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Steve Brock (Tractor)
Stuart Eames

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Paul Daker


           
15/06/2015 22:48 23:08 After dark
Part cloudy
Light airs
S F2-3
Calm sea and river
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. 

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Andy Case
James Stoyle
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Tractor)
Mark Annal
Ray Lales-Allen

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Paul Daker

           
06/06/2015 15:06 16:58 Cloudy
Good visibility
S F3-4
Calm sea
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

Boat crew:
Will Burton
Andy Case
Adam Truhol
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
James Cran
Steve Brock
Ray Lales-Allen
Anna Winston

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough

DLA: Paul Daker

           
28/05/2015 16:55 17:25 Good visibility
SE F2
Calm sea
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.

Boat crew:
Rob Larkman
Andy Case
James Cassidy
Neil Cripps

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
Stuart Eames (Tractor)
Mark Annal

LOM: Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Paul Daker
LPO: Tony Watson

           
13/05/2015 14:43 15:35 Clear sky
E F2
Slight sea
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.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
James Cassidy
Rob Larkman
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Steve Brock (Tractor)
Mark Barrett
Andy Case

DLA's: Paul Daker and James Trout

           
22/04/2015 10:54 12:05 Clear sky
E F5
Rough water in river
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.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
James Cassidy
Humphrey Vince
Marcus Walton

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Tractor)
Dave Longman
(Head Launcher)
Mark Annal

DLA: Paul Daker

           
06/04/2015 20:42 21:16 Clear night
Calm sea
N F2
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.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Andy Case
Matt Down
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Mark Annals
Ray Lales-Allen

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough DLA: Derek Davis

           
06/04/2015 16:58 17:33

Good visibility
Smooth sea

NNE F2

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.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Mark Barratt
James Cassidy
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
James Cran
Mark Annal
Ray Lales-Allen

DLA's:
Paul Daker
Derek Davis


           
06/04/2015 16:16 16:58

Good visibility
Smooth sea

NNE F2

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.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Mark Barratt
James Cassidy
Humphrey Vince

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Greg Allen
Mark Annal
Ray Lales-Allen

DLA's:
Paul Daker
Derek Davis

           
01/04/2015 18:04 19:05 Good visibility
WSW F3-4
River smooth
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.

Boat crew:
Adam Truhol
Andy Case
Giles Squirrel

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Greg Allen
Mark Annal

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA's:
Paul Daker, Derek Davis

LPO: Tony Watson

           
29/03/2015 14:20 14:35 Good visibility
Smooth sea/river
W F4
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.

Boat crew:
Richard Boss
Andy Case
Matt Down
Rob Larkman

Shore crew:
James Cran
Stuart Eames
Mark Annal

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Paul Daker

           
20/03/2015 19:29 20:08

Good visibility
Calm sea

ESE F 1

Angler fallen into the sea
Solent Coastguard tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat to assist in moving an injured angler from near Ansteys Cove, to the pier at Babbacombe. The 49 year old fisherman had fallen down rocks and damaged his knee in an area inaccessible to Paramedics, so the local auxiliary Coastguard requested that the casualty be moved by lifeboat to a waiting medical team at Babbacombe.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Andy Case
Neil Cripps
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Stuart Eames
Jimmy Cran
Ray Lales-Allen
Anna Winston

LOM:
Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Paul Daker

           
12/03/2015 21:34 22:00 Overcast (dark)
Fair visibility
Slight sea
NW F1-2
Search for vulnerable person
Solent Coastguard requested the assistance of the Teignmouth lifeboat in looking for a disturbed and vulnerable person in the vicinity of the Parson & Clerk rock. The lifeboat was stood down at 21:50 when the missing person was located inland.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Andy Case
Matt Down
Dave Matthews

Shore crew:
Matt Slader
Mark Annal
Ray Lales-Allen

LOM: Charlie Woolnough
DLA: Paul Daker

           
24/01/2015 18:00 18:42 Clear sky
Light breeze
Sea state - Calm
Dog reunited with owner
Teignmouth lifeboat launched at the request of HM Coastguard to investigate a report from a dog owner that their dog had chased some wildlife and disappeared over a cliff top near Ansteys Cove. The Coastguard fearful that the owner might attempt to rescue the dog themselves and endanger their own life, requested the the lifeboat to attend. The lifeboat crew located the dog alive and well and took the dog to the waiting owner and Coastguard's on the beach nearby.

Boat crew:
Humphrey Vince
Mark Barrett
Andy Case
Pete Shillabeer

Shore crew:
Matt Slader (Head Launcher)
Stuart Eames (Tractor)
James Stoyle

LOM - Charlie Woolnough
DLA - Derek Davis