Incidents

We are tasked by the emergency services, including HM Coastguaard, Fire & Rescue, Police and the Ambulance Services. Our teams are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Below are the callouts that we have attended.

  • Newport 27-05-20 (#66)

    SARA Newport called out at 03:47, to assist Police and Fire service alongside Chepstow & Penarth Coastguard Rescue Teams with an incident in Newport. SARA Rescue 19 was launched, as it was almost at low tide.
    Thankfully the person was assisted shore side by Police, and the boat was recovered at 7am. 3rd shout in under 30 hours for SARA Newport.

    27th May 2020
    27th May 2020
  • Newport 26-05-20

    SARA Newport paged by Gwent Police at 21:15; stood down shortly thereafter as crew prepared to head to station

    26th May 2020
    26th May 2020
  • Newport 25-05-20

    The SARA Newport Lifeboat Crew were paged by Gwent Police at 2345 on 25th May to reports of a person threatening to enter the water near Newport Bridge.
    The crew mustered and we were stood down en route to launch as the person was safe with police.

    25th May 2020
    25th May 2020
  • South Cerney 16-05-20 (#63)

    We were called out shortly before midnight on Fri 15 May, to support Gloucestershire Police with a missing person search.
    Land search teams from SARA Tewkesbury and Beachley and a water rescue team from SARA Sharpness were deployed to the Cotswold Water Park near South Cerney.
    Sadly the team subsequently discovered the body of a man, which was carefully recovered and handed over to the Police in the small hours of the morning.
    Our thoughts are with all of his family and friends at this tragic time.

    16th May 2020
    16th May 2020
  • Newport 13-05-20

    We were tasked at 0025 to assist Chepstow Coastguard, South Wales Fire and Gwent Police with reports of a person threatening to enter the water in Newport City Centre.
    Lifeboat 14 ‘Maureen Easton’ was launched but we were pleased to be stood down as the person was safe and in an ambulance.
    Following recovery the lifeboat was washed and refuelled before the crew headed back home for bed (or in some cases continued their night shift!)

    13th May 2020
    13th May 2020
  • Beachley Point 07-05-20

    SARA Lifeboat 1 was launched in the early evening, as an Immediate callout to reports of a person cut off by the tide. On investigation this was a fisherman, intentionally on Chapel Rock and safe & sound.
    A false alarm with good intentions; many thanks to those who responded so rapidly.

    7th May 2020
    7th May 2020
  • Upper Rissington 03-05-20 (#60)

    The SARA Land Search Teams were called out around 3pm, to support Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search in the Upper Rissington area of Gloucestershire.
    Teams from the SARA Stations at Tewkesbury, Beachley and Wyre Forest, and members of Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group, were all deployed. Just after initial resources reached the RV, police had a positive sighting and reported that the missing person was safe and well, so the volunteers were stood down.
    This was our 60th callout so far this year, and the 10th since the official lockdown started on 23 March.

    3rd May 2020
    3rd May 2020
  • Beachley (Pillhouse Rocks) 02-05-20

    SARA Lifeboat 3 ‘Swift and Bold’ was launched mid-morning, to reports of a dog in difficulties in the River Severn near Pill House Rocks, close to Tidenham.
    Once on scene it was clear that the dog and its owner were safe, although the dog (‘Twinkle’) was injured and was taken to the vets. The crew searched the area in case there were any further issues but they found nothing and then stood down and recovered the lifeboat back at Beachley, close to the bottom of tide.
    It later transpired that Twinkle lived close by, and had injuries consistent with being attacked by a larger animal. Twinkle has been understandably reluctant to provide any further information but has recovered well.

    2nd May 2020
    2nd May 2020
  • Soudley 24-04-20 (#58)

    We were called out to support Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search in the Soudley area of the Forest of Dean, with an RV at the Dean Heritage Centre at 11am. Land Search Teams from SARA Beachley and Tewkesbury Stations and an SRT Team from SARA Sharpness were joined by members of Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group, and The Salvation Army Team from Coleford provided very welcome refreshments.
    After several hours of searching, some of which was in pretty complex woodland, the missing lady was located. She assessed and attended to by several of our Casualty Carers and then carried out to an NHS Ambulance which arrived very quickly.
    We wish her a speedy recovery.

    24th Apr 2020
    24th Apr 2020
  • Cinderford 22-04-20

    Our Land Search Teams were called out to Cinderford at 7pm, to support Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search.
    Search parties from SARA Tewkesbury and SARA Beachley were assembling at the RV, with Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group on the way, when the police reported that the missing person had been found safe and well elsewhere.

    22nd Apr 2020
    22nd Apr 2020
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