2018 Shouts: YTD Total 58 Plus 8 stand down
01/12/18 Launched to a Police Incident at Fremington Quay
30/10/18 Launched to an Elderly male in a boat in the River Torridge nr the Torridge Bridge. Gentleman taken ashore for paramedics to check him over.
Crew: N Ayres ( Helm) A Short N Simmons M Rowe
13/10/18 Launched to a small boat Drifting in the River Torridge nr Instow cricket pitch, no-one aboard and the vessel was secured by the crew.
Crew: N. Ayres (Helm) S Ayres N Simmons D Atkinson
12/10/18 Launched to a small Yacht adrift in the River Torridge. Yacht was seen at station blowing onto crow rock. As tide was ebbing fast, the yacht was left in place, as nothing more could be done and ILB returned to station.
Crew: A Short(Helm) C Chessum N Simmons S McCarthy.
04/10/18 Assisted in service below
Crew: N Ayres (Helm) A Short D Elsemore O Atkinson.
04/10/18 Launched to a yacht with 1 pob off Hartland quay. Casualty taken off by clovelly ILB and landed ashore for treatment. The vessel was sailed back to Appledore by Crew of Clovelly and Appledore with the Appledore Lifeboat escorting.
Crew: M Cox ( Coxswain ) M Williams (Mech) S McCarthy C Chessum M Rowe.
24/09/18 Launched to assist lifeguards towing a 7ft boat adrift off westward Ho! boat taken intow and taken to churchfields slipway.
Crew: M Williams (Helm) A Hallett M Rowe.
Crew: N Ayres (Helm) M Wiliiams N Cousins M Rowe.
27/08/18 Launched to a police Incident at the Taw Bridge
25/08/18 Launched to assist 1 person and a cow in the water between Yelland and Chivinor, all were helped ashore nr by before RTS.
Crew: N Ayres (Helm) R Ward A Short SA Clark.
24/08/18 Launched to a report of a 30-40ft boat stuck at Bideford long bridge. On arrival of the ILB the crew came across a 40ft motor launch sinking alongside, and 1 person in the water trying to swim to the vessel. ILB crew assisted other services to prevent environmental damage.
Crew: A. Atkinson (Helm) C Chessum S Ayres SA Clark
14/08/18 Launched to a small powered boat with 2 pob, suffered engine failure being swept out to sea. Vessel located and taken intow back to Appledore.
Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) SA Clark C Chessum N Simmons
Crew: O Atkinson (Cox) S Watts (Mech) S McCarthy M Rowe A Short N Cousins C Chessum.
13/08/18 Diverted from Training to a 23 ft Yacht which had lost its anchor and rudder off Instow, vessel was towed back to its moorings with 2 pob.
Crew: M Williams (Helm) S Moles D Elsemore R Ward
Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) J Pavitt.
03/08/18 Launched to a jetski aground somewhere in the River Taw with 2 pob. Casualty located aground on Bassetts Ridge. Due to the lack of water the Boarding boat was tasked to assist in recovering the 2 casualties back to Appledore.
Crew: Simon McCarthy N Simmons S Ayres Glyn Stanbury.
31/07/18 Launched to a report of 2 children in an Inflatable off Saunton Beach, but boat was stood down on Launch as inflatable was further down the beach safe and well.
Crew: J Pavitt R Coburn S Moles.
25/07/18 Launched to 2 persons trapped on a sandbank between Instow and Appledore. On arrival of the boarding boat, it was found the 2 people were waiting for the tide to refloat their yacht which was moored near by.
Crew: J Pavitt (helm) G Stanbury M Williams.
15/07/18 Launched to a small boat drifting down the river, ILB located the vessel in the south tail, and towed the boat back to Churchfeilds carpark.
Crew: A Short(Helm) A Atkinson P Atkinson SA Clark
Crew: M Cox(Cox) T Bowen (Mech) S McCarthy A Atkinson M Williams G Stanbury M Rowe
08/07/18 Launched to 2 children in the water off Crow point. shouting for Help. On arrival of the ILB, they came across 2 teenagers and 1 male on body boards caught in the tide. These people were taken ashore at Instow.
Crew: N Ayres (Helm) A Short SA Clark A Atkinson
07/07/18 Launched to a report of a small vessel in Difficulty off Bideford quay, on arrival of the ILB they came across a small vessel with engine failure, but had managed to drift close to the quay to get a rope ashore.
Crew: N Ayres(Helm) S Moles D Atkinson A Hallett
04/07/18 Launched to 2 persons in the water between Instow and Appledore. On arrival of the BB these people were wading across, and one person fell into a pit. The BB watched them cross to safety before RTB.
Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) G Stanbury A Atkinson
Crew: G Stanbury (Helm) D Elsemore S Moles N Cousins
03/07/18 Launched to a jetski with 2 pob aground off Fremington, due to the lack of water the BB was also tasked
Crew: A Short(Helm) N Ayres R Ward R Coburn
02/07/18 Launched to a possible missing person off Westward Ho! Beach, after several hours of searching with other units the search was stood down.
Crew A Short(Helm) N Ayres M Williams SA Clark
Crew:P A Short (Helm) N Simmons D Elsemore M Williams
27/06/18 ILB Diverted on Exercise to a report of a inflatable drifting offshore of Westward Ho! Beach. ILB was stood down when on scene as 2 paddleboarders were deflating it and returning it to the shore.
Crew: A Short (Helm) D Elsemore S McCarthy R Coburn.
Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) A Hallett S Moles.
25/06/18 Launched to a male who was seen to jump over a safety barrier into the River Torridge nr the Police station. area searched with nothing found.
Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) N Ayres SA Clark R Ward.
23/06/18 Launched to an unmanned boat off Greysands. Boat towed back to Appledore and Placed on a mooring.
Crew: S McCarthy (Helm) A Hallett Glyn Stanbury SA Clark
21/06/18 Launched to a report of a sunken vessel drifting off Instow Beach. On arrival the crew found a submerged Yacht. Vessel was left in its postion for others to recover.
Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) M Williams A Hallett M Rowe.
Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) A Atkinson S Moles N Simmons.
Crew: M Cox (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) S McCarthy D Elsemore A Atkison M Williams.
14/06/18 Launched to a report of a 14yr old boy in the water between Croyde and Baggy point. Person managed to scramble to the rocks and awaited the emergency services.
Crew: N Ayres (Helm) Stu A Clark R ward J Pavitt
Crew: G Stanbury Glyn Stanbury M Rowe.
02/06/18 Launched to a small Triamaran which ran over a navigation buoy and was stuck. crew assisted to free vessel.
Crew: M Williams (Helm) N Ayres D Elsemore N Simmons.
Crew: M Cox (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) A Atkinson S McCarthy C Beer.
31/05/18 Launched to a report of 2 persons cut off by the tide off W/Ho!. ILB veered down , and sent a swimmer ashore to rescue the 2 teenagers , then transferring them to the ALB.
Crew: N Ayres(Helm) S Ayres, M Williams, M Rowe.
31/05/18 Launched following a call to the station of 3 teenagers caught in the tide off Instow Beach. BB recovered the 3 teenagers, then rescued the father who also got into difficulty, trying to help the 3 teenagers.
Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) M Rowe G Stanbury.
Crew: M Cox (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) D Atkinson M Williams D Elsemore N Simmons S McCarthy.
17/06/18 Diverted while on exercise to a report of a swimmer in difficulty off the Haunted House W/Ho!. Person was safe and well.
Crew: S McCarthy (Helm) G Stanbury N Simmons M Rowe.
07/05/18 Launched to a person in the water near the Beaver having fallen out of a dinghy
Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) J Pavitt S ayres A Hallett..
Crew: M Cox (Cox) J Pavitt (Mech) G Stanbury A Atkinson D Elsemore S Ayres
03/05/18 Launched to a report of Flares being sighted near Croyde Bay, a Thorough search of the area was conducted with nothing found.
Crew: O Atkinson (Helm) S McCarthy M Williams D Atkinson.
01/05/18 Launched to a small boat adrift near the shipyard.
Crew: S McCarthy (Helm) S Moles D Elsemore C Chessum.
Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) S Ayres S McCarthy S Moles.
Crew: A Short (Helm) N Ayres M Williams S Moles.
14/04/18 Launched to a Police Incident at Zeta Berth River Torridge.
Crew: A Short (Helm) J Pavitt S McCarthy M Williams.
Crew: N Ayres (Helm) S Ayres S A Clark
23/03/18 Launched to a Police Incident at the Taw Bridge Barnstaple.
Crew: J Pavitt (Helm) S Ayres D Atkinson J Atkinson
14/03/18 While Picking up Moorings from a PR, the Boat was diverted to a report of 2 persons in an Inflatable off Newquay Ridge. The Lifeboat recovered the 2 casualties and returned them to the Lifeboat Station. Wind SE7/8.
Crew: M Cox (Cox'n) G Stanbury (Mech) M Rowe S McCarthy N Simmons
10/02/18 ALB launched to a Medivac at Lundy Island to a female who had a broken leg. Casualty was brought back to the main land by lifeboat, after being given first aid by the crew. Service lasted 6.5 hrs.
Crew: G Stanbury (Cox) O Atkinson (Mech) S McCarthy J Pavitt R Ward Nat Simmons C Chessum
02/02/18 ILB launched following a report of a concern of welfare for a male moving his houseboat . Vessel was found safe and well, along with the Owner ashore at yelland oil jetty .
Crew: A Atkinson (Helm) S McCarthy (Helm) D Atkinson Glyn Stanbury
Crew: A Short (Helm) S Moles R Coburn N Simmons