Callouts 2017

This list includes a subset of emergency services (999) callouts for 2017. Normally all of these have come via the Coastguard, Police, Fire and Rescue or Ambulance Service. Any incidents we deal with on event safety cover are not included here.

IDCalloutStand DownStationDetails
17/02212/03/2017 19:4012/03/2017 20:45BeachleyRequested by Avon & Somerset police and by UK Coastguard to assist with reports of person on the service gantry of the M48 Bridge over the River Wye.
SARA Lifeboat-1 “Jim Hewitt” launched to area. Stood by whilst SWAS HART Medic and police negotiated with person.
Stood down on scene when person recovered to safety by Fire & Rescue Service.
17/02119/02/2017 01:1619/02/2017 02:01BeachleyTasked by UK Coastguard to “Stand By” following reports of two persons on the support tower of the M48 Severn Estuary Bridge.
SARA Lifeboat-1 “Jim Hewitt” relied in water at slipway.
Stood down when two persons taken into police custody
17/02014/02/2017 13:2714/02/2017 13:56NewportRequested by Gwent Fire & Rescue to assist with person reported to be “in the water” near the Town Bridge in the River Usk, Newport City Centre.
SARA Rescue-19 and Mobile Rescue Unit 1 dispatched to launch at Uskmouth.
Stood down when Call determined to be a hoax.
17/01913/02/2017 01:0413/02/2017 03:40NewportTasked by UK Coastguard to assist with reports of person falling from George Street Bridge into the River Usk, Newport City Centre.
SARA Rescue-19 and Mobile Rescue Unit 1 dispatched to launch at Uskmouth.
Stood down when nothing found. Possible hoax call.
17/01812/02/2017 09:1512/02/2017 17:58BeachleyContinuation of search from previous day. Relocated to Newnham area. Stood down when missing person located and passed to NHS ambulance crews.
17/01711/02/2017 10:0701/02/2017 20:13BeachleyGloucestershire Police – continuation of search from night of 10/02/2017. Nothing found
17/01610/02/2017 13:1010/02/2017 18:30BeachleyRequested by Gloucestershire Police to assist with the search for a missing person in the Epney area.
ISU and Land SAR team in conjunction with teams from SARA Sharpness and Tewkesbury carried out intensive searches. Police helicopter also involved. Stood down pending police decision about further operations.
17/01501/02/2017 13:3001/02/2017 18:20NewportRequested by Gwent police to rRequested by Gwent police to attend a reservoir which had been drained of water.
Mobile Rescue Unit 10 and Mud rescue team deployed.
Stood down when tasking was completed.
tasking was completed.
17/01428/01/2017 10:0028/01/2017 20:02BeachleyContinuation of last night’s search in the Forest of Dean for the missing person.
Stood down when the target was found and passed to private Ambulance service
17/01328/01/2017 10:1028/01/2017 12:00BeachleyTasked by UK Coastguard to recover the cabin cruiser “Naiade” from Sharpness with two people on board which was drifting following an engine failure in the Severn estuary near the Hen and Chickens rocks.
SARA Lifeboat No1 was launched to bring the craft to the safety of the Lifeboat Slipway.
Following overnight repairs the “Naiade” sfaley completed her journey to Portishead
17/01227/01/2017 18:2528/01/2017 00:00BeachleyRequested by Gloucestershire police to assist with the search for a missing 52year old person in the Forest of Dean near Lydney. Nothing was found. Stood down after six hours of searching in accompaniment with SARA Tewkesbury to resume the following day.
17/01127/01/2017 19:4127/01/2017 20:15NewportRequested by South Wales Fire & Rescue Service to assist with the search for a person reported to have fallen from the Newport Town Bridge. Mobile Rescue Unit No1 and SARA Lifeboat 14 dispatched to launch at Uskmouth. Stood down when police determined that the emergency call had been made from a phone located in Abergavenny. Probably a malicious 999 call.
17/01023/01/2017 11:3223/01/2017 12:52BeachleyTasked by UK Coastguard and Avon& Somerset police to attend a person believed to have fallen from the M5 Motorway bridge into the River Avon near Avonmouth.
SARA Lifeboat 1 Attended and supported Portishead RNLI in recovering the person who was flown to Hospital by helicopter.
17/00921/01/2017 14:2321/01/2017 15:00BeachleyRequested by South Wales Fire & Rescue Service to assist with saving a “distressed deer” seen to be in difficulties in the River Wye near Tintern. SARA Lifeboat 3 and a “Swift-water rescue team” were prepared but stood down when the animal apparently got itself out of the water
17/00816/01/2017 11:2216/01/2017 12:40BeachleyRequested by Gloucester police to assist with search for a missing person in the Gloucester area.
Incident Support Unit and Land-Search team dispatched. Stood down before arrival at scene when person was located by police
17/00716/01/2017 10:5616/01/2017 11:51NewportRequested by South wales Fire & Rescue Service to assist with a broken down motor vessel drifting down the River Usk with the ebb tide.
Mobile Rescue Unit No1 and Lifeboat 14 dispatched to launch at Uskmouth.
Stood down when SARA’s On-Scene Commander observed the vessel come to safety at Corelli Street moorings.