Saturday November 30th 12:44
Report of two missing divers
Brixham Coastguard requested the help of the Teignmouth lifeboat and its volunteer crew to help look for two divers who could not be located after a drift dive near to the Ore Stone rock. The Torbay ALB and IRB boats were also tasked to the same incident. The dive boat (out of Teignmouth) the 'Seaquest' had raised the alarm with the Coastguard.
It transpired that the two drift divers were attached to one marker buoy that was not obvious to 'Seaquest' due to the swell and glare from the sun. The divers were able to see 'Seaquest' and the searching lifeboats but were unable to contact them (also because of the glare from the sun and the high swell) - very quickly the Torbay ALB and the Teignmouth lifeboat each located a diver and returned them to the 'Seaquest' each in a cold state but unharmed.
The local NCI watchtower at Daddy Plain had the two divers in their sight and contributed via the radio to their fast recovery.
Friday November 1st 07:46
Abandoned dinghy near the Pier
A request from Brixham Coastguard resulted in the lifeboat being tasked to investigate an unmanned dinghy floating near the Pier. The dinghy was taken in tow and returned to its owner on Back Beach.
Sunday October 6th 2013 13:34
Request to tow an angling vessel after an engine fire
HM Coastguard Brixham requested the help of the lifeboat to tow-in a 6m open angling vessel with two Adults on board, to Polly Steps. The fishing vessel had suffered an engine fire and the Fire Brigade were on stand-by at Polly Steps to check the boat out.
Sunday October 6th 2013 11:55
Search for missing lady
During an exercise, HM Coastguard Brixham requested a search between Ness Cove and Babbacombe for a vulnerable lady who might have been on the shoreline. Nothing untoward was found, and the lifeboat returned to its exercise after a short while.
Saturday September 28th 15:25
Inexperienced Jet Ski rider falls off his craft in poor weather and sea conditions
HM Coastguard responded to several reports from members of the public of a rider falling off his jet ski in poor sea and weather conditions by the Bar, by asking the Teignmouth lifeboat to launch and assist. The Teignmouth volunteer crew and lifeboat launched in the poor conditions and found the jet-ski and its rider re-united again, but about 500 yards off-shore in relative calm water. The lifeboat crew suggested to the jet-ski rider that he return to the safety of the harbour whilst the lifeboat stood-by.
Saturday September 28th 13:47
Swimmer reported as being seen in heavy surf off Dawlish
A swimmer was reported to HM Coastguard Brixham as being seen in heavy surf off Dawlish - the Teignmouth lifeboat was tasked to investigate and find out whether the swimmer was safe. As the lifeboat arrived in Dawlish, the swimmer was leaving the water and being interviewed by the local Coastguard Auxiliary team - the Coastguard team took the opportunity to remind the swimmer about the dangers of swimming in the surf in such poor sea and weather conditions.
Wednesday September 25th 2013 19:42
Launch to assist HM Coastguard search
At the request of HM Coastguard Brixham, the lifeboat was launched to help look for person(s) who might have been in difficulties in the Pettit Tor / Babbacombe area.
After an intensive search nothing untoward was found, and the lifeboat returned to station at 20:20hrs
Walk-in-the-Sea Boxing Day
An illustration from the 2014 RNLI Calendar
on sale at the Souvenir Shop
and elsewhere in Teignmouth
The Two Annes leaving harbour in Winter