Sunday July 27th 13:35
Injured 'Jet-ski' rider recovered
Working with the Teignmouth RNLI lifeguards, a 28 year old injured man was recovered from the sea off Eastcliff. The man was riding a 'Jet ski' with a female passenger when the 'Jet ski' either hit an object in the sea or a wave, throwing the couple off the machine - the female landed without injury in the sea, whilst the man was thrown against the machine severely damaging one of his legs. The lifeboat crew recovered the man onto a stretcher and into the lifeboat, and took him back to the lifeboat slipway where an ambulance and paramedics were waiting. After an initial examination, the injured gentleman was taken to Torbay hospital. More information
Tuesday July 22nd 20:10
Incorrect MAYDAY broadcast
Whilst the Atlantic 85 - The Two Annes - was at sea on an exercise, a MAYDAY transmission was received via HM Coastguard Brixham concerning a 6 metre fishing vessel anchored off Dawlish Warren with a failed engine. The boat occupant, an adult male, was safe and well and in no immediate danger, so the casualty vessel and occupant were immediately downgraded to PAN PAN level, and this message was passed on to the lifeboat. The lifeboat took the fishing boat and occupant in tow, returning them to Exmouth. At the request of HM Coastguard, the male occupant was guided on how to use the VHF in emergency communications. More information
Saturday July 19th 21:35
4m rib towed back to Teignmouth
An unanswered HM Coastguard 'Pan Pan' call for help, resulted in the lifeboat being asked to to tow a 4m rib with one person aboard moored against the Teignmouth sewer buoy, to be recovered and towed back to Gales Hill, Teignmouth. More information
Thursday July 17th 21:05
Search of River Teign after reported flare sighting
Brixham Coastguard requested the help of the lifeboat to search the River Teign after a 999 call that reported a sighting of smoke and an orange glow up the river. A combined search by the lifeboat and the local coastguard auxiliary team returned nothing untoward and the lifeboat was stood down at 22:15hrs. More information
Tuesday July 1st 22:15hrs
Dejected male jumps off Fish Quay
Following a request from HM Coastguard, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to help with the recovery of a despondent male near the New Quay Inn. The male casualty was recovered from the water by the local police and checked over by paramedics - the lifeboat was not required and immediately returned to station.
Saturday June 19th 21:50
Pan Pan message leads to lifeboat tow into Teignmouth
Following a request from HM Coastguard Brixham, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to tow in a 4.0m rib with one adult aboard suffering from mechanical failure near Dawlish Beach. More information
Tuesday June 17th 20:38
Report of injured person at Watcombe Beach
The Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to a report from HM Coastguard of a person stranded on rocks near Watcombe Beach. On arrival it quickly became apparent that the casualty was in an inebriated state and not in danger. The casualty was handed over to the HM Coastguard Auxiliary.
Saturday June 14th 21:57hrs
Search for inebriated male on stolen boat
Following a report to HM Coastguard of a rowing dinghy having been stolen from Teignmouth Beach, both the Atlantic 85 and Arancia lifeboats searched the harbour and estuary areas, but nothing untoward was found.
Tuesday June 10th 07:27
Drifting inflatable dinghy
An inflatable dinghy with an outboard engine drifting out to sea was the subject of several 999 calls to HM Coastguard - the Coastguard asked the lifeboat to investigate the dinghy - it was found to be from the previous incident casualty yacht. The dinghy was recovered and returned to the 18ft yacht. More information
Tuesday June 10th 06:06
Yacht towed in
An 18ft yacht with two persons on board suffered engine failure soon after midnight, and managed to moor up to a Channel Marker buoy until calling the Coastguard at approx 05:45. As the tide was falling, HM Coastguard Brixham tasked the Atlantic 85 - The Two Annes - to tow the casualty yacht into the River Teign where she was put on a mooring. More information
Saturday June 7th 15:05
Gig rower with suspected heart attack
On the request of HM Coastguard Brixham, the Atlantic 85 lifeboat with three volunteer crew was launched to go to the help of a male Gig rower with a suspected heart attack. The Gig was taking part in an offshore race and immediately made its own way to the Teignmouth Beach arriving as the lifeboat arrived. The casualty was taken by ambulance paramedics directly to hospital. More information
Friday June 6th 20:24
Speedboat beached near the Ness
HM Coastguard tasked the Teignmouth lifeboat 'The Two Annes' to assist a speedboat reported as going aground on the rocks below the Ness. On the lifeboats arrival the speedboat had been beached in the Pool below the Ness Public House. A crew member went shore to check on the boats occupants, who were all OK but shaken. It was agreed with the local Coastguard team to leave the casualty boat where it was, as attempting a tow of the swamped boat would have been very difficult and unsafe.
Wednesday June 4th 14:41
'Jet ski' - recovered
At the request of HM Coastguard Brixham, the lifeboat 'The Two Annes' was launched to recover a broken-down 'Jet-ski' and driver approx 100m off the Pier. When the lifeboat arrived, the 'Jet-ski' driver had been taken aboard the RNLI lifeguards Rescue Water Craft. The driver was taken aboard the lifeboat and the 'Jet-ski' was taken in tow to Polly Steps.
Friday May 16th 10:31
Out-of-Control motor boat in the Harbour
A senior gentleman fell out of his small motor boat whilst leaning over the side to recover his mooring near Polly Steps - unfortunately the gentleman had unclipped the 'kill-cord' from himself and somehow managed to push the throttle lever to full power. The result was that the boat went into a spin on the water at full speed, and threw him into the water - fortunately the boat did not spin over him, but drifted down stream towards the dock area whilst still completing small circles.
The lifeboat with Giles Squirrel, James Cassidy and Adam Truhol on board, and with the assistance of the Teignmouth Tug managed to corral the runaway boat - the lifeboat crew managing to get a line aboard the spinning boat and getting close enough to it to be able to reach the throttle lever and reduce its speed.
The boat owner managed meanwhile to get ashore, and was taken by ambulance to hospital.
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