Shouts!

  • 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.

  • 11 June 2019 10:46 (25)

    RNLI Salcombe Boarding Boat was Launched to reports of an Injured male casualty in an inaccessible area at Batson Creek. Using this much smaller boat the Lifeboat crew were able treat and evacuate the casualty, before handing him over to an awaiting ambulance.

  • 11 June 2019 08:57 (24)

    Salcombe ALB Launched in challenging conditions to reports of a 40’ Yacht in difficulty 30 Miles South West of Bolt Head. Once on scene and able to access the situation it became apparent to the crew that this would not be an easy rescue. Working alongside the Plymouth ALB and after several attempts a line was secured to the yacht and she was towed back into Salcombe.

  • 7 June 2019 21:35 (22 & 23)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB Lifeboats launched to reports of an unmanned Kayak being found in the South Sands area. Both boats conducted a comprehensive search of the area and were finally stood down when the owner was located safely ashore. False Alarm good intent.

  • 4 June 2019 12:17 (21)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 36’ Yacht with engine failure 2 Miles South of The Bar. Once located the vessel was towed back into Salcombe Harbour by the Lifeboat.

  • 23 May 2019 00:05 (19 & 20)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB Launched to reports of an overdue Yacht between Start Point and Bolt Tail. After a short search of the area the Yacht was found safely at anchor in Starehole Bay. False Alarm – good intent

  • 18 May 2019 15:53 (17 & 18)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB Launched to reports of 2 Anglers cut off near Pear Tree Point. Lifeboats were stood down on route to the incident after reports the anglers had managed to get themselves ashore.

  • 11 May 2019 13:41 (15 & 16)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB Launched to investigate a DSC distress call at Lannacombe. Once located it became obvious the signal had been sent in error, false alarm good intent.

  • 3 May 2019 16:36 (14)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of a 28’ Yacht with mechanical failure. Once located, the casualty vessel was towed back into Salcombe by the Lifeboat.

  • 30 Apr 2019 22:30 (13)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to assist Dart Lifeboat with a 35’ Yacht aground in Start Bay. The Lifeboat was stood down at Start Point when the Yacht was refloated by Dart Lifeboat.

  • 30 Apr 2019 17:26 (11 & 12)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB launched whilst on exercise to reports of a Fishing vessel on fire 7 miles South West of Bolt Head. The Lifeboats located the vessel and 1 person in a life raft. The casualty was transferred to shore via the ILB with the ALB staying on scene for safety measures.

  • 22 Apr 2019 18:14 (10)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of a person in the water near South Sands. Upon arrival at the scene the crew found a male casualty who had sustained leg injuries from his own propeller after a fall from his boat. Lifeboat crew treated the injuries, brought the casualty ashore for onward transfer to hospital via awaiting Ambulance.

  • 7 April 2019 20:25 (9)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of 34’ Yacht in difficulty 1 Mile South of Prawle Point. Once located the Lifeboat was able to access the issue and escorted the casualty into Salcombe Harbour.

  • 31 March 2019 13:51 (8)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of a 33’ power boat with engine failure and taking on water 1 Mile South of the Erme. Once on scene two members of crew transferred to the stricken vessel with a salvage pump. With water levels receding the vessel was taken under tow by the Hope Cove Lifeboat toward Plymouth, finally handing the tow on to the Plymouth Lifeboat.

  • 10 March 2019 05:09 (7)

    Salcombe ALB Launched in response to a May Day call of a Man Overboard from a Fishing Vessel 30 miles South East of Salcombe.  In very heavy seas and having travelled some 25 miles the Lifeboat was stood down, after the Coastguard reported the casualty had been recovered from the water by CG Helicopter.

  • 28 Feb 2019 15:28 (6)

    Salcombe ALB launched to a yacht observed at anchor close to Start Point with signs of damage to its Head sail and no sign of crew. Once alongside a crew member from the lifeboat transferred to the yacht, he confirmed one person on-board. Yacht was taken under tow towards Dartmouth.

  • 14 Feb 2019 15:12 (5)

    Salcombe ILB Launched to reports of a Dog having fallen down the cliff at East Soar. Whilst conducting a shoreline search the crew located the dog’s position as mid cliff face, they were then able to guide a Coastguard team to its location and subsequent retrieval.

  • 31st Jan 2019 07:29 (4)

    Salcombe ALB Launched following a DSC distress alert from an 80’ Fishing vessel 10 NMiles South of Bolt Tail. False Alarm with good intent distress sent in error.

  • 27th Jan 2019 13:34 (3)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of Paddle boarders and Surfers in difficulty at the entrance to the river Avon.  All casualties were able to make their own way back to shore in very difficult conditions. The Lifeboat was stood down and returned to Salcombe.

  • 13th Jan 2019 16:15 (2)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to aid in a search for a high risk missing person in the Bantham area. The casualty was located ashore and the Lifeboat was stood down.

  • 13th Jan 2019 14:10 (1)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of an 82’ Fishing vessel with mechanical failure 6 Miles East of Start Point. Once located the Lifeboat fixed a line to the vessel and towed towards Brixham.

  • 6th Dec 2018 14:02 (64)

    Salcombe ALB Launched to reports of an overdue fishing vessel. Shortly after launching the fishing vessel located safely.

  • 15th Nov 2018 10:42 (62 & 63)

    Salcombe ALB and ILB Launched to work with other emergency services in a search for a high risk missing person, off Bolberry. Once located the casualty was transferred by helicopter to hospital.