Shouts!

  • 17th June 2017 14:32 hrs

    ALB Launched to reports of a seriously ill diver 37 miles South of Prawle Point. Coastguard Helicopter 924 winched off the diver and transferred to hospital.

  • 7th June 2017 19:10 hrs

    ALB Launched to assist the Police searching for a missing person between Salcombe and Bolt tail. Person located by crew on coast path.

  • 5th June 2017 19:43 hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a dinghy drifting to sea off Limebury point. ILB located the vessel which had suffered major storm damage. No persons were onboard.

  • 7th June 2017 19:00 hrs

    ALB Launched to assist the Police searching for a missing person between Salcombe and Bolt tail. Person located on coast path.
  • 29th May 2017 07:04 hrs

    ALB and ILB Launched to reports of an upturned dinghy 4 miles South East of Prawle point. Vessel located and towed into Salcombe. The dinghy had fallen off a larger vessel.

  • 27th May 2017 11:12hrs

    ALB Launched to assist 4 Yachts in difficulty on the Salcombe Bar. 1 Aground, 1 with rudder failure and 2 with engine failure. 2 Yachts required a Tow into Salcombe.

  • 26th May 2017 11:15 hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a RIB drifting to sea with engine failure on the Bar. Vessel located and towed into Salcombe.

  • 25th May 2017 11:58hrs

    ALB Launched to reports of a fishing vessel with fouled propeller 6 miles South East of Prawle point. Vessel located and towed into Salcombe.

  • 14th May 2017 : 12:40hrs

    ILB Launched to reports of a Stand up paddle boarder in difficulty between Starehole Bay and South Sands beach. ILB spoke with a surfer and confirmed all ok.

  • 28th April 2017 : 06:40hrs

    ILB Launched to a 32ft motor boat with engine failure on the Salcombe Bar, towed to Normandy pontoon.

  • 13th April 2017: 18:30hrs

    ALB Launched to a 32ft yacht with engine failure 2miles NE of Start Point. The Lifeboat established a tow, towed to Dartmouth then returned to Salcombe.

  • 6th April 2017 : 1400hrs

    ALB launched to a 48ft yacht with engine failure 4 nm southwest of Bolt Head, vessel towed back to Salcombe

  • 5th April 2017 : 1207hrs

    ILB launched to assist a broken down Jet Ski close to the rocks in the vicinity of Start Point, towed back to Salcombe

  • 1st April 2017 : 1600hrs

    ALB launched to Start Bay where the Humpback Whale was once again entangled in fishing gear. The ALB used its winch to pull the fishing gear in and the crew was able to gradually cut the gear away from the Whale . At 1900hrs the Whale was freed and swam away.

  • 22nd March 2017 : 1625hrs

    ALB launched to assist Dart lifeboat in efforts to free a Humpback Whale entangled by fishing gear, the Whale was freed and swam away.

  • 17th Jan 2017 : 1244 hrs

    ALB tasked to Brixham based commercial fishing vessel with mechanical failure 25 miles SE of Start Point. The casualty arranged a tow from another fishing vessel in her vicinity whilst the ALB was at sea enroute. ALB stood down at 1324 hrs and returned to Station.

  • 14th Jan 2017 : 1340 hrs

    ALB tasked to Bigbury Bay to a report of a small dinghy with 2 persons on board drifting out to sea. Land based Coastguard units established that the 2 persons had landed safely ashore at Hope Cove, ALB returned to Station.

  • 11th Jan 2017 : 1331 hrs

    ALB & ILB launched to support Police in search for high risk missing male, conducted shoreline search between South Sands and Soar Mill Cove. Police located the missing person ashore, both boats returned to Station.

  • 8th Jan 2017 : 0950 hrs

    ALB & ILB tasked to reports of a Liferaft spotted in Start Bay. Lifeboats located a fisherman’s tent in the water, recovered same and returned to Station

  • 17th November 2016 : 1440hrs

    ALB launched following concerns received for an 11m yacht with 1 pob departed Salcombe heading round Bolt Head in heavy seas and Force 7 gale. ALB escorted the vessel beyond Bolt Tail into Bigbury Bay and calmer waters where the owner was content to continue his passage to Plymouth.

  • 1st November 2016 : 1359hrs

    ALB launched in response to a mayday from a 27m fishing vessel taking on water in Start Bay. Whilst enroute to the casualty information was received that the boat was in fact 7m and was intending to beach itself on Slapton Sands, the casualty was operating DSC from a previous 27m vessel, hence the confusion. The water ingress was stemmed and the Lifeboat escorted the casualty to Dartmouth .

  • 31st October 2016 : 0940hrs

    ILB launched to assist owners of a 5m Dory beached on the rocks in Starehole Bay. Crewman put ashore and the casualty boat was recovered into the water, towed back into Salcombe. The boat had been moored overnight on Normandy pontoon in Salcombe, had slipped her mooring during the night and had drifted out to sea on the ebb tide, and was washed up on the rocks.

  • 22nd October : 1400hrs

    Both ALB & ILB launched in response to a Mayday call from a small speedboat with engine failure being blown onto the rocks at Start Point. ILB took the vessel in tow and the 1 POB was recovered to the ALB for passage back to Salcombe.

  • 17th October 18:49hrs

    ALB launched in response to Coastguard receiving distress signal from an Epirb in vicinity of Start Point. Converted fishing vessel taking on water, escorted back to Salcombe with salvage pumps stemming the ingress.

  • 8th October 15:30

    ILB launched to assist 4m rib which had capsized attempting to land at Gara beach with outboard engine lost overboard. 2 POB assisted by Prawle CRT awaiting ambulance , ILB recovered the vessel and outboard returning them to Salcombe

  • 5th October 14:06

    ALB launched to 24m beam trawler “Lady Lou’ with gearbox failure in danger of being blown ashore between Start point and Prawle point by a force 8 south easterly gale. ALB established a tow and initially towed her seawards to gain sea room, then commenced long slow tow towards Brixham. Conditions were very challenging for both the lifeboat and the casualty vessel. The Torbay ALB rendezvoused with Salcombe ALB off Dartmouth and took up the tow.

  • 24th September 17:43

    ALB launched to 11m yacht with broken boom and engine failure in Start bay. Tow established and yacht taken into Dartmouth

  • 21st September 22:59

    ALB launched to a 9m yacht suffering an overheating engine and tangled genoa, being blown ashore near gara rock. ILB launched to assist, two lifeboat crew transferred to the casualty vessel to sort out the genoa/rigging and to establish a safe tow by the ALB.

  • 19th September 11:46

    ALB launched to a Mayday call from mv ‘Juniper’ whose rudder had fallen off and was taking on water rapidly. Two lifeboat crew were put onboard Juniper with the ALB salvage pump which kept the vessel afloat whilst she was towed into Salcombe, taken directly to the Harbour crane and was lifted out upon arrival at the quay.

  • 5th September 02:00 hrs

    ALB launched to evacuate a casualty suffereing a suspected heart attack from a yacht 5nm SW of Salcombe. Crew doctor attended to her as ALB brought her to Salcombe where she was met by an ambulance at 0300hrs.

  • 30th August 01:30 hrs

    ALB launched to assist a 38ft yacht with 4 persons onboard 5nm SE of Start Point suffering mechanical and electrical failure, drifting in nil wind, with lights fading as battery died. Without lights at that time of night she was becoming a navigational hazard. Towed into Salcombe.

  • 29th August 14:54 hrs

    ILB launched to evacuate an elderly lady from Rickham Sands where she had sustained a knee injury from the swell knocking her against rocks whilst swimming. She was brought back to the Lifeboat Station where she received medical attention from the crew doctor and from the ambulance service.

  • 15th August 17:47 hrs

    ALB launched to assist the classic 22m ‘Pilgrim of Brixham’ who in heavy seas had a broken bow sprit with rigging in the water and a broken top mast. Towed into Salcombe and aided onto a mooring.

  • 15th August 15:31 hrs

    ILB launched to assist 37ft sailing yacht caught on a crab pot outside the entrance to Salcombe harbour. Yacht freed and able to make own way into the harbour with ILB as escort.

  • 11th August 13:57hrs

    ALB launched in response to a Mayday call from a 13m yacht with engine problems and damaged sails 1nm West of Salcombe with 3 persons onboard including a very young child. Tow established and vessel towed into Salcombe and placed alongside Normandy pontoon .

  • 10th August 1509hrs

    Both boats launched to search for an overdue open water swimmer in the region of Burgh Island. After a thorough three hour search of the area together with the Coastguard helicopter, RNLI Lifeguards, and HC Lifeboat no-one was found and the Coastguard stood all units down.

  • 7th August 1817hrs

    ILB re-tasked on return from previous shout to check on a motor vessel which had gone aground on the mud on an outgoing tide several hours earlier, the occupants had been marooned waiting for the tide to come back in. All well. ILB returned to Station.

  • 7th August 1720hrs

    ILB launched to the assistance of a 5m motor vessel with engine failure 5nm to the East of Salcombe with 2 persons onboard. Tow established and towed into Salcombe .

  • 3rd August 12:14hrs

    ILB launched in response to report that a small rib had capsized in the breaking surf at the entrance to Salcombe Harbour with 4 persons in the water. An off duty member of the harbour staff and lifeboat crewman requisitioned a passing rib and recovered the casualties from the water. On arrival the ILB crew assisted harbour staff who then recovered the cold wet casualties to the Harbour Offices.

  • 2nd August 16:03hrs

    ALB launched in response to a Pan Pan from a motor vessel in Bigbury Bay with steering failure. The steering issues were overcome whilst the ALB was en-route to the vessel. Pan cancelled and ALB returned to Station.

  • 31st July 18:15hrs

    Both boats launched to reports of a missing windsurfer in Start Bay. Extensive search in conjunction with Coastguard helicopter carried out, nothing found. Believed now that the windsurfer had beached safely and had departed from the beach. False alarm but with good intent.

  • 26th July 18:17hrs

    Whilst on exercise ALB tasked to investigate upturned empty kayak at entrance to Salcombe harbour. Following search and investigation transpired that the kayak had been lost from back of a motor boat and no-one missing.

  • 16th July 17:09

    ALB launched to assist 11m sailing yacht “Moksha” suffering damage to her mainsail and engine problems with 2 persons onboard. Vessel was towed back to Salcombe.

  • 14th July 22:38

    ALB launched to a commercial fishing vessel mid channel, 20nm south of Salcombe, to assist a crew member with severed finger. Casualty transferred to the Lifeboat and given medical treatment by our doctor crew member. Returned to Salcombe and handed casualty over to the Ambulance service. Crew released back to their beds at 02.30 hrs.

  • 4th July 15:44

    ALB launched to reports of a 15yr old female who had collapsed aboard a Sea cadet vessel off Bolberry. Two crew members transferred to the vessel to give casualty care. Casualty then transferred to the ALB with intention to land her in Salcombe for medical attention, but no ambulance was available. Coastguard Helicopter 106 airlifted her from ALB and took her to Exeter hospital.

  • 3rd July 18:36

    ILB lunched to a 4m fishing boat with 2 persons on board with mechanical failure off Prawle point. Casualties transferred to ILB and vessel towed back to Salcombe .

  • 26th June 08:24

    ALB launched to assist local commercial fishing vessel “Pen Glas” who had fouled her propellor on marine debris mid channel in the shipping lanes. Salcombe fishing vessel “Emma Jane’ towed “Pen Glas’ away from mid channel, Salcombe Lifeboat took over the tow 20 miles south of Salcombe and brought her back to Salcombe.