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Official RNLI statistics from 2013

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews across the south west are reflecting on what was a busy 2013 after official statistics released by the charity reveal that last year they launched their lifeboats 1,449 times, rescuing 1,450 people and saving 34 lives. Meanwhile the charity’s lifeguards reported their busiest year since the service was launched in 2001, having attended 13,390 incidents, assisting 14,802 people and saving 56 lives during the summer of 2013.

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Six On Saddles complete 32 miles for Exmouth RNLI

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew members from Exmouth, Max Champion, Stephen Satchell, Paul Fox, Lee Manning, Neil Cannon and Hedley Saunders completed a 32 mile cycle from Supacat in Dunkeswell to Exmouth RNLI lifeboat station on Saturday (25 January) to raise funds towards the new launch and recovery vehicle needed for the Exmouth’s new Shannon class lifeboat. The challenge, made even harder as the cyclists were wearing full all weather RNLI lifeboat kit, celebrated the charity’s SOS Day which is on Friday 31 January.

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Exmouth RNLI crew volunteers search for vulnerable woman

Portland Coastguard tasked the inshore lifeboat, George Bearman at 10.44pm on 8 January to conduct a shoreline search for a vulnerable woman last seen at Orcombe Point.

Crew volunteers assisted Police, Coastguard and a Search and Rescue Helicopter from RMB Chivenor in poor visibility and force five winds. The three volunteers were stood down after around an hour with no sightings.

Please refer all further enquiries to Devon and Cornwall Police.

 

Exmouth RNLI crew to cycle 30 miles for the charity’s SOS Day

Volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew members from Exmouth: Max Champion, Stephen Satchell, Paul Fox, Lee Manning, Neil Cannon and Hedley Saunders are pushing their pedals in preparation for a 30 mile cycle ride from Supacat in Dunkeswell to Exmouth on Saturday (25 January).

The challenge will mark the charity’s SOS Day and raise funds towards the new launch and recovery vehicle needed for the Exmouth’s new Shannon class lifeboat due later this year.

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New Year brings a new start for Exmouth RNLI

Following the retirement of Coxswain Mechanic Tim Mock, two crew volunteers have successfully progressed into new roles at Exmouth RNLI.

Tim’s departure on Christmas Day created two positions available: a full-time Mechanic and a volunteer Coxswain. Since both roles require the highest level of experience in life-saving at sea, the positions were advertised widely within the Institution itself.

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