Category: Callouts 2017

Eastbourne Lifeboat assists disabled yacht

Eastbourne inshore lifeboat launched on Sunday afternoon (23 April) to assist a yacht back to Sovereign Harbour which had suffered engine failure  The skipper of the 30ft yacht contacted Sovereign Harbour shortly after 3pm whilst two miles south of the marina to report that his vessel had suffered an engine failure and that they were unable to enter the harbour entrance without assistance. With both marina locks operating at full capacity harbour staff were unable to assist so the request was passed to HM Coastguard, they in turn requested the launch of Eastbourne lifeboats. The volunteer inshore lifeboat crew...

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Eastbourne Lifeboat called to stranded yacht

A 30ft yacht with two persons on board ran aground in Norman’s Bay on Sat. Afternoon (8 April) and had to call upon the volunteer crew of Eastbourne lifeboat for assistance.  The yacht was close inshore on a falling tide and went aground on a sand bar in Norman’s bay. Unable to use their VHF radio the crew phoned Sovereign Harbour for assistance; the duty lock-keeper passed the information on to HM Coastguard. Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was requested to launch and was on scene shortly thereafter. The lifeboat’s ‘Y boat’ was launched (a two man rib stored under...

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Distress flares alert Eastbourne Lifeboat

Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched on Sunday afternoon following multiple reports from members of the public of red distress flares being fired a mile off Eastbourne pier.  The volunteer ILB crew were paged at 16.37 by HM Coastguard after they had received numerous 999 calls from members of the public who had been enjoying the sunshine on Eastbourne beach. Reports indicated that a cloud of black smoke was seen coming from a small speedboat followed by red flares approximately a mile off the pier. The ILB was quickly launched and sped towards the reported location. When on scene they...

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Eastbourne Lifeboat in pier rescue

Eastbourne RNLI’s inshore lifeboat launched at 7.20pm last night following reports that a male person had jumped from Eastbourne pier and was showing signs of cold water shock  Members of the public were concerned when they witnessed the 27 year old jump from the pier and immediately began to suffer in the cold water. He managed to clamber up the pier supports before screaming for help. HM Coastguard received several 999 calls and requested the immediate launch of the inshore lifeboat (ILB). The volunteer lifeboat crew assembled and were quickly on scene. The casualty was taken aboard the ILB...

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Deanland support for Eastbourne Lifeboats reaches landmark

Residents of the Deanland Wood Park retirement village at Golden Cross have been enthusiastic supporters of Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats for many years. With yet another donation their contributions have now reached the staggering £20,000 landmark.   The mammoth fundraising effort was initially instigated by veteran supporter Frank Wellbelove, who has been an RNLI Governor for over 30 years, along with and his wife Jane. Together they have organised countless raffles and special events over the years that have been held at the Deanland on-site ‘Inn on the Park’ with all profits going to Eastbourne Lifeboats. Catering Manager at the Inn,...

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A training exercise with our All Weather Lifeboat ,Inshore Lifeboat ,Dover Coastguard and the coastguard Rescue Helicopter 163 from Lydd came to an abrupt end when all units were tasked to an incident at Beachy Head yesterday afternoon Tuesday 18th April. A body was recovered by the Coastguard Helicopter and flown to Eastbourne DGH. ...

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