Incident – Inflatable Adrift

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.


Incident – Inflatable Adrift

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.

Busy Bank Holiday

Click below to read about the activities of Exmouth NCI Coastwatch over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Incident – Jet-Ski Behaviour

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.

Incident – Missing Person

Solent CG asked NCI to try to determine further descriptions of persons at Orcombe Point following report of missing person. Requested NCI observe and report any sightings. Police helicopter overhead searching coastline. Exmouth and Beer mobiles joined search and requested assistance of Exmouth ILB which was launched. Exmouth AWLB also launched to search between Sandy Bay and Orcombe Point. ILB crew member on beach to assist as tide ebbed. Casualty subsequently found safe and well at home. Services stood down.

Incident – Inflatable Adrift Downstream

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.

Incident – Yacht Aground

Call to NCI from MoP to advise two-masted yacht aground on rocks at Lympstone. No visible POB. Harbour Master advised. Photo texted from MoP to NCI and transmitted to Harbour Master. Harbour Master endeavouring to identify yacht and owner.

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