Shouts!

  • 27 June 2020 18:39 (7)

    Salcombe ILB, tasked along with Prawle Point CG and Bigbury CRT, to a person fallen from the cliffs at Splat Cove. Lifeboat assisted with transfer of casualty to ambulance for onward journey to hospital.

  • 27 June 2020 10:13 (5 & 6)

    Both Salcombe ALB and ILB Lifeboats launched into choppy seas following CG reports of alerts being received from a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). After an extensive search, with Helo support and nothing found both lifeboats returned to station.

  • 23 June 2020 14:43 (4)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 35’ Motorboat with engine failure 1NM North East of Start Point. Once casualty was located the Lifeboat secured a line  and towed vessel into Dartmouth.

  • 09 June 2020 20:18 (03)

    Salcombe ALB launched to reports of a distress 406 PLB 4nm west of Hope Cove activated. Shortly after launching it was confirmed it had been set off in error, lifeboat stood down and returned to station.

  • 29 May 2020 11:42 (02)

    ALB Launched to reports of 5 people in difficulty approximately 1 mile off South Milton Sands.

    Ten minutes after the initial launch request, the coastguard issued a ‘cancel launch’ message. However, with some confusion remaining about the number of people in the water the ALB, along with Hope Cove lifeboat should continue to the scene and ensure there were no further people in distress. Following a search of the area and no further concerns reported, the ALB returned to station, refuelled, and washed down.

  • 20 May 2020 21:01 (01)

    Salcombe ILB tasked to medical emergency at East Portlemouth. Upon arrival the crew found that a medical professional was already on scene. Casualty was transferred by ILB to waiting ambulance in Salcombe.

  • 12 Dec 2019 19:50 (60)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to a situation at Bowcombe Bridge to assist Police and Coastguard.  After approximately an hour the Lifeboat was stood down with Police and Coastguard able to deal with the incident.

  • 11 Nov 2019 14:00 (59)

    Salcombe ALB Launched following CG reports of a missing person in the Bigbury Bay area.  After a protracted search alongside Hope Cove independent Lifeboat, Police helicopter and CG teams and with nothing found the sea search was called off.

  • 1 Nov 2019 00:29 (58)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 20’ Yacht dragging anchor 2 NM North West of Bolt Tail. The Hope Cove Lifeboat was on scene but was requesting the help of Salcombe Lifeboats. The one person aboard the yacht was extremely tired and struggling to complete a tow, the ALB was able to put a crew member aboard the yacht to connect a tow line and bring the yacht back to Salcombe.  Once on station the casualty was able to get a warm shower, have his cloths dried and warm drinks.

  • 27 Oct 2019 15:49 (57)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 36’ Yacht with engine failure and sail damage, 2 NM South of Start Point. Upon arrival at scene the Lifeboat crew were able to establish the casualty had sorted the issues he had been faced with. Casualty was happy to continue under its own power towards Dartmouth.

  • 22 Oct 2019 20:29 (56)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 50’ Motor boat with engine failure 10nm South West of Bolt Head. After a short search the Lifeboat located the casualty and towed back into Salcombe Harbour.

  • 17 Oct 2019 16:52 (54 & 55)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB Lifeboats launched to reports of a person at risk on the bridge at Newbridge. Both boats conducted a thorough search of the area with nothing found.  Crews returned to station, outcome classed as false alarm with good intent

  • 30 Sept 2019 18:54 (52& 53)

    Salcombe ILB and Boarding Boat Launched to reports of an unmanned Rib drifting up the Harbour. The Lifeboat located the vessel that had broken its mooring and towed it back to Whitestrand. False alarm with good intent.

  • 29 Sept 2019 12:34 (51)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a life raft missing from a yacht near Soar Mill Cove. The Lifeboat located and recovered the life raft preventing a possible search later in the day if reported by other marine traffic.

  • 28 Sept 2019 16:37 (49 & 50)

    Salcombe ILB and Boarding Boat Launched to reports of an overdue Dinghy returning to Salcombe Harbour. After a short search the sailor was located safe and well ashore. False Alarm with good intent.

  • 11 Sept 2019 22:27 (48)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of an injured Fisherman 20 Miles South West of Salcombe. Upon arrival at the scene two members of the lifeboat transferred to the fishing boat to assess casualties condition.  It was decided that due to casualties condition and distance from shore he should be evacuated by Helicopter. Once transfer was complete ALB returned to Salcombe.

  • 8 Sept 2019 09:43 (47)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a fishing vessel on fire near Burgh Island. Whilst on route the ALB received a message from the CG confirming the casualty was releasing steam, not smoke and was not on fire. False alarm with good intent.

  • 31 Aug 2019 17:56 (46)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 90’ Beamer in difficulty 20 Miles South of Start Point. Once located the casualty vessel was taken under tow towards Brixham.  The tow was later handed on to the Torbay lifeboat.

  • 28 Aug 2019 20:02 (45)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of a 32’ Yacht with engine failure just South of The Bar. The Lifeboat located the casualty and towed back into Salcombe Harbour.

  • 25 Aug 2019 12:14 (44)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of a 22’ Motorboat with engine failure at Rickham Sands. Once located the casualty was taken under tow and returned to  Salcombe Harbour.

  • 25 Aug 2019 07:01 (43)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of missing person in the North Sands area. After a short search and a message from shore side the ILB was stood down. Person was found to be safe and well ashore. (False alarm, good intent).

  • 8 Aug 2019 11:25 (41 & 42)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB Launched to reports of an unmanned RIB off Start Point. The Lifeboats located the RIB with 1 person on board. who had been spear fishing. False alarm good intent.

  • 7 Aug 2019 9:04 (40)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a dismasted Yacht just South of Bolberry Down. Once located the crew of the  Yacht confirmed they did not require assistance.

  • 4 Aug 2019 07:15 (39)

    Salcombe ALB was re-tasked to continue search of the previous day for a missing Diver 15 NM South of Plymouth. Salcombe ALB alongside the Plymouth ALB continued the search but with nothing being found both Lifeboats were stood down.

  • 3 Aug 2019 14:06 (38)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a missing Diver 15 NM South of Plymouth. After a 7 hour search alongside Plymouth ALB and ILB and nothing found all boats were stood down and advised search would resume the following morning.

  • 29 July 2019 09:50 (37)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 40’ Yacht with a fouled propeller 1 NMile East of Prawle Point. The Lifeboat cleared the obstruction and the Yacht continued on passage to Dartmouth

  • 27 July 2019 20:21 (36)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of  a Tug towing an unmanned barge that was taking on water 1 Mile South of Salcombe. The Lifeboat stood by whilst the Tug recovered a tow line and control of the barge before returning to Salcombe.

  • 23 July 2019 14:04 (34 & 35)

    Both Salcombe ALB and ILB Launched to reports of a Paraglider entering the sea North of Start Point. Crew from the ILB administered casualty care before bring the casualty back to Salcombe for transfer to a waiting ambulance.

  • 18 July 2019 16:19 (32 & 33)

    Both Salcombe ALB and ILB Launched to reports of 9 persons in the water off Soar Mill Cove.  Nine young people who found themselves in difficulty were placed onto the ALB and returned to Salcombe.

  • 16th July 2019 20:08 (31)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of a 17’ Powerboat with engine failure just South of the Salcombe Bar. The casualty vessel was located and towed back into Salcombe Harbour.

  • 13 July 2019 11:27 (30)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 50’ Yacht with engine failure 10 NM South of Start Point. After a short search the Yacht was located and towed back into Salcombe Harbour.

  • 10 July 2019 17:02 (29)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of an unidentified object in a cave at Soar Mill Cove. Confirmation from both the Coastguard and Police said nothing out of the ordinary had been found. False Alarm with good intent.

  • 6 July 2019 14:20 (28)

    ALB Launched to reports of an 18’ Speedboat with mechanical failure but no fixed position given – Vessel found to be safe and well inside Salcombe Harbour. A false alarm but with good intent.

  • 30 June 2019 14:49 (27)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of a 21’ Fishing vessel with a fouled propeller off Bolt Tail. Once located the Lifeboat was able to take the vessel under tow and returned to Salcombe Harbour.

  • 30 June 2019 13:19 (26)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a collision 3 Miles South of Prawle Point. Once on scene the Lifeboat was able to access the damage and felt it was necessary to escort both vessels back into Salcombe Harbor.