Looe Lifeboats

5 October 2018 Paged 5.22 pm Launched 5.27 pm Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II Reports of a dog swimming out to sea off Seaton beach Willow, a spaniel was reunited with it's owner on Seaton beach after rescue by our dog loving crew 29 September 2018 Paged 4.57 pm Launched 5.03 pm Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II                                     D Class  Ollie Naismith  Reports of two persons and a dog cut off by tide to the west of Portwrinkle                                     Volunteer crew escorted the casualties over the rocks onto the D Class inshore lifeboat and took them back to Downderry 8 September 2018 Paged 2.58 am Reports of a person in river above the bridge by the surgery.                                     Volunteer crews stood down before launching as incident resolved by the Police 26 August 2018 Paged 3.43 pm Concern for the welfare of occupants in a tent on the beach east of Millendreath.                                     Volunteer crews stood down before launching 13 August 2018 Paged 1.56pm Launched 2.05pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Reports of four kayakers sheltering to the south of Looe Island.                                    Our volunteer crew took two kayakers back to Millendreath beach whilst the other two made their own way back.. 12 August 2018 1.46 pm No boats launched Reports of a child fallen from Banjo Pier onto the river bed. Our volunteer crew provided casualty care until first responders and paramedics arrived. Along with other agencies our crew prepared safe landing areas for the air ambulance. Casualty transferred to hospital by Cornwall Air Ambulance. 5 August 2018 Not really a shout, but….3 pm Person in difficulties attempting to swim across the river against strong outgoing tidal current. Thrown a lifebelt by passing charter boat Top Cat and rescued by our station’s Lifeboat Operations Manager Dave Haines on his ferry boat. Well done Dave. A rescue at last! 5 August 2018 Paged  2.02 pm Launched 2.08 pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Multiple 999 reports of jetski’s amongst swimmers off Millendreath beach.                                     Police requested our volunteer crew to check the area and offer appropriate safety advice to the jetski users.                                     Returning to the lifeboat station our crew assisted a kayaker off the Banjo Pier having trouble getting back onto his kayak after falling into the water. 5 August 2018 Paged 12.01 pm Launched 12.10 pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Assist a boat with fuel problems off Plaidy beach.                                     Volunteer crew towed boat with four persons on board back to her mooring above the bridge.. 15 July  2018 Paged 7.32 pm Launched 7.41 pm Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II   Reports of two persons cut off by the tide at Freathy.                                    Volunteer crews stood down just before arrival as casualties picked up by a passing boat 8 July  2018 Paged 01.16 pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Reports of a male fallen into the river by Looe bridge.                                    After an extensive search of Looe river and estuary, volunteer crew stood down at 4.15 am when male found safe in the town. 7 July  2018 Paged 12.20 pm Launched 12.30 pm Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II Assist a 24' cabin cruiser with engine failure off Rame head.                                    Volunteer crew towed cabin cruiser with two persons on board back to Looe Harbour 2 July  2018 Paged 12.09 pm Launched 12.18 pm Atlantic 85 B-894    Sheila and Dennis Tongue II                                     D Class D-741   Ollie Naismith Assist Devon and Cornwall Police with a person on cliffs at Downend Point, Polperro.                                    Volunteer crews stood down en route as incident resolved.. 27 June 2018 Paged 1.12 am D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith                                     Paged 8.35 am D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Assist in a multi agency search for a missing person.                                    Volunteer crews searched Looe riverbanks, finding nothing the crews were stood down and returned to station. 15 June 2018 Paged 4.36 pm Launched 4.43 pm Atlantic 85 B-894   Sheila and Dennis Tongue II Reports of a kayaker in difficulties 500 metres off shore to the west of the Hore Stone.                                    The casualty was bought on board the inshore lifeboat and our volunteer crew took him back to Looe lifeboat Station. 14 June 2018 Paged 7.15 pm Launched 7.20 pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Assist an open boat with six persons on board drifting between the Millpool and Trenant Point with a fouled propeller / rudder.                                Our volunteer lifeboat crew removed a rope from the rudder, allowing them to continue their evening boat trip. 6 June 2018 Paged 7.18 pm Launch N/A as already on the water          Atlantic 85 B-894    Sheila and Dennis Tongue II                                     D Class D-741   Ollie Naismith Re tasked during training to reports of a paddle boarder in difficulties off Seaton beach.                                    Our volunteer lifeboat crew confirmed the paddle boarder was not in difficulty and stood by until the paddle boarder returned to Seaton beach. 27 May 2018 Paged 9.38 pm Launched 9.42 pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Reports of a kayaker in difficulties 400 yards off second beach.                                    Our volunteer lifeboat crew confirmed the kayaker was OK although feeling tired. The crew stood by until the kayaker returned safely onto Millendreath beach. 27 May 2018 Paged 3.15 am Launched 3.25 am D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Multi agency rescue of a person at the bottom of the river embankment on Sandplace Road                                    Volunteer lifeboat crew transferred casualty into lifeboat and returned to the boathouse where the casualty was handed over into the care of the ambulance service. 21 May 2018 Paged 4.56 pm Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II Reports of an exhausted stand up paddle boarder off Seaton beach.                                     Volunteer lifeboat crew and RNLI Lifeguards transferred casualty into the lifeboat and bought safely back to shore. 6 May 2018 Paged 3.35 pm Launched 3.40 pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Assist a teenager fallen on rocks over on second beach                                    Taken by lifeboat back to the boathouse where the casualty was reunited with her parent. 5 May 2018 Paged 2.39 pm Launched 2.45 pm Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II                                     D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Reports of a female in difficulties in the sea off Seaton beach                                    Our volunteer crew quickly bought her onboard the Atlantic 85 and returned to Looe Lifeboat Station where the female was handed over into the care of paramedics. 4 May 2018 Paged 5.24 pm Launched 5.30 pm D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Reports of a male in difficulties on rocks off Talland beach.                                     Our volunteer crew confirmed the male was not in trouble and was attempting to attract the attention of a passing 28 April 2018 Paged 11.46 am D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Reports of a broken down jet ski off Talland bay                                     Quickly locating the jet ski our volunteer crew towed the jet ski back to Looe harbour. 19 April 2018 Paged 2.26 pm Launched 2.35 pm Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II Assist a Looe inshore crabber with engine failure                                     Volunteer crew established a line and due to the low tide towed the crabber to a mooring off East Looe beach.                                     13 March 2018 Paged 1.25 pm Launched 1.29 pm Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II, D Class D-741 Ollie Naismith Reports of a hang glider on rocks above Freathy beach                                     Crews found the male pilot uninjured on rocks above a deep gully. Pilot taken by D Class inshore lifeboat to coastguard teams waiting on Portwrinkle beach. 3 March 2018 Launch 8.10 am Atlantic 85 B-894 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II Assist Looe fishing trawler Paravel suffering engine problems.                                     Volunteer crew established a line and towed the trawler back to her berth on East Looe Quay. 26 January 2018 Shore based incident - Assist an elderly lady who stumbled and fell in Fore Street                                     5 of our volunteer crew administered first aid and oxygen keeping her as comfortable as possible until ambulance paramedics took over her care 16 December 2017 Reports of a male in the water off Seaton beach                                     Crews located the male wet and cold by the river mouth. Returned to the beach and after medical assessment handed over into the care of Coastguard teams. 23 October 2017 Reports of a female in difficulties on cliffs at Seaton                                     Crews stood down shortly after launch as female safe with shore based teams. 1 October 2017 Multi agency search for following reports of persons in water off West Looe Quay                                     Crews stood down after an extensive search found nothing. 26 September 2017 Multi agency search for overdue fishing vessel                                     Rescued two casualties from hull of overturned vessel, continued to search for third missing person until stood down. 28 August 2017 Reports of a broken down 28' cabin cruiser 2 miles SW Polperro.                                   Towed into Polperro 22 August 2017 First shout Reports of 2 children in difficulties swimming by the banjo Pier.                                   On arrival found to be safely back on the beach Shout #2 Reports of 3 persons cut off by the tide on second beach.                                   On arrival found to be safely back on the beach Shout #3 Reports of an exhausted swimmer on Plaidy beach.                                   Administered first aid and handed into the care of the Ambulance service. Shout #4 Reports of a person fallen off a kayak between Looe Island and Hannafore.                                   On arrival found to be safely back on the shore. 18 August 2017 Reports of a young girl on an inflatable being blown out to sea from East Looe beach.                                   Picked up and reunited with her family at the boathouse 12 August 2017 Reports of a missing kayaker at Downderry.                                   Volunteer crews stood down as boats launching - kayaker found 6 August 2017 Reports of a broken down speedboat by the Banjo Pier. Towed back into harbour 5 August 2017 Assist in search for missing male swimmer. Casualty transferred to hospital by Air Ambulance. 5 August 2017 Assist with male child fallen on Pen rocks, East Looe beach. Casualty transferred to hospital by Air Ambulance. 12 July 2017 During training tasked to a broken down dinghy drifting 2 miles south of Looe, towed back to Millendreath 8 July 2017 Whilst at Polperro Water carnival volunteer crew responded to a "pan pan" call from a broken down speedboat west of Polperro.                                    20 June 2017 Assist in a search for a missing male last seen on East Looe beach 18 June 2017 Reports of a 20' speedboat with engine failure off Looe Island
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Registered charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland
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