National Drowning Prevention Day

NCI Exmouth will be hosting a Drowning Prevention Day in Coastwatch House on Saturday 19 June on behalf of the Royal Lifesaving Society UK. The RNLI and NCI Exmouth will be there in support. The RLSS will have information and items for children to think about water safety and speak to people about Drowning Prevention while NCI Exmouth will be on hand to speak to anyone who would like to learn more about the work we do and our history. The RNLI Water Safety Team will ask people to bring their lifejackets so they can check if they are safe to use. Click on the image for more information.

Incident – Leisure Craft In Difficulty

Watchkeeper asked by HMCG for sighting of small yellow craft reported by MoP off Budleigh struggling towards Exmouth. Continued to monitor area using CCTV. HMCG issued radio alert to boating in area. Nothing seen. All later stood down.

Incident – Swimmers In Difficulty

Watchkeeper observed three swimmers attempting to swim back from Pole Sands and in difficulty. Advised RNLI Lifeguards who dispatched PWC to investigate. Casualties returned to shore by Lifeguards one at a time.

Incident – Swimmers In Difficulty

Report from MoP regarding two swimmers already being observed at No 10 buoy. Advised RNLI Lifeguards who dispatched quad bike. Harbour Master on scene to return swimmers to shore.

Incident – Kite Surfer In Difficulty

HMCG requested sighting of kite surfer reportedly in difficulty. Located casualty using CCTV and reported back. Asked to continue observation. Later advised HMCG that kite surfer ashore unaided.

Gone Fishing

Seen from the webcam on a sunny morning, the fishing vessel ‘Calypso’ passing the lookout en route to a day’s fishing. In the background, all the water craft at their moorings in the estuary bodes well for a busy summer for our watchkeepers in the lookout 7 days a week.

 

 

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