Launched following reports of a vulnerable person on the cliff edge at Corbyn Head, Torquay. Police and coastguards were on the scene, the ILB stood off until the person was talked away from the edge and taken to an ambulance. ILB stood down.
Launched to assist a French trawler with an engine room fire 37 miles south east of Berry Head; Salcombe ALB also launched to the same incident. On arrival there were two helicopters on scene. Three firefighters and one rescue swimmer were lowered from the French helicopter to put the fire out whilst the crew of the casualty trawler remained on board to be towed, four other French trawlers were also there to assist. Torbay ALB stayed on scene until the towed casualty was clear of the shipping lanes, then returned to station. (the whole event took over five hours from start-finish)
Launched to assist a Coasteerer that had fallen and was reported to be in the water at Anstey’s Cove. Teignmouth B class lifeboat also launched. On arrival it was found that some friends that were with the casualty had managed to recover him to the beach, where he was then taken to the air ambulance and on to hospital. ILB stood down.
Both boats launched to stand off an incident where a vehicle had left the road and gone down the rocks above Meadfoot beach huts. Police/ Fire and HMCG also in attendance, and they recovered the injured person who was assessed in an ambulance prior to making the decision re Torbay Hospital or Derriford Hospital. No RNLI involvement and both boats stood down.
Launched following the report of an object in the water off Goodrington North Sands. Coastguards on the scene following a 999 call. ILB identified the object as a log and took it ashore to the safe keeping of the Coastguards. A false alarm with good intent.
Launched to search area around Thatcher Point for a person ashore or in the water following the discovery of a kayak that appeared to have been washed ashore at Thatcher Point. After much investigation and a shoreline search of the area nothing untoward was found and the ILB stood down.
Launched to attend area of rocks off the Imperial Hotel where a person was showing signs of possible secondary drowning after exiting the water. Casualty was eventually airlifted to hospital by Coastguard rescue helicopter and ILB stood down.
Launched to to medivac a male from a 35’ yacht 18 miles east of Berry Head. Two crew assisted to sail yacht back to Brixham whilst ALB took the male to Torquay harbour where an ambulance attended and took the casualty to hospital.