NCI observed inflatable dinghy struggling to get ashore with occupants visibly tiring. Informed Solent CG who requested continued observation. Dinghy subsequently landed ashore with occupants safe. Solent CG informed.
This new sign on the slipway next to Coastwatch House indicates the no bathing zone, which runs from that point 400 metres East towards the Lifeboat Station. It is essential that all bathers adhere to this warning and avoid this dangerous area at all times.
A map of the no bathing zone can be seen on the notice board on Coastwatch House and is shown below.
MoP called NCI to report 2 x males apparently intoxicated and in an inflatable adrift in the channel. Solent CG alerted and Exmouth ILB tasked. ILB contacted NCI. ILB came ashore with inflatable and offered advice re-advisabilityof lifejackets, radio, phone and oars.
If you didn’t hear our Press Officer on Exmouth Air radio yesterday talking about the re-commencement of duties by Exmouth NCI Coastwatch following the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown measures, you can listen to the interview below.
Call to Tower from MoP advising dangerous behaviour by jet skier at Sandy Bay. Exeter Harbour Master notified who despatched mobile unit as tidal conditions restricted use of boat. Visit subsequently made to Sandy Bay – offender and complainant both spoken to. NFA.
2 x females in inflatable with paddles moving rapidly on outgoing tide and apparently going round in circles. Advised Solent CG who remained online as observation continued. Inflatable and POB came ashore further along coastline. Incident concluded. NFA.