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.

  • Ampney St Peter 12-07-19

    Early in the afternoon of Fri 12 July we were called out to Ampney Saint Peter, east of Cirencester, to support Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search. Land Teams from our Tewkesbury, Wyre Forest and Beachley Stations, plus a Water Team from SARA Sharpness and colleagues from Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group, conducted a series of searches across the area until after dark.
    The volunteers were all stood down around 10pm, with nothing having been found.
    — —
    We were saddened to learn the following (Saturday) afternoon that the Police have announced that they had found the body of the missing man. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    12th Jul 2019
    12th Jul 2019
  • Yacht in distress 9-7-19

    SARA Lifeboat 1 ‘The Jim Hewitt’ was launched this afternoon, called out by the Coastguard to go to the aid of a vessel in distress on the Severn, opposite Oldbury Power Station.
    The vessel was a yacht which had fouled her propeller, and the SARA crew was able to take her in tow down river to her mooring in St Pierre Pill.
    Thanks and well done to the crew who rapidly responded this afternoon.

    9th Jul 2019
    9th Jul 2019
  • Newport, Multi-agency response George St Bridge 02-07-19

    Shortly before 2300 hours we were tasked to assist South Wales Fire and Rescue Service with reports of someone threatening to jump from George Street Bridge in Newport City Centre.
    Newport’s dedicated lifeboat ‘Maureen Easton’ was immediately launched, with back up from ‘Rescue 5’ Beachley’s low water boat due to the ebbing tide state.
    Thankfully the patient was safely recovered to land and we hope they receive what support they need.
    Also in attendence were Gwent Police and Chepstow Coastguard, highlighting the multi-agency working undertaken by our teams.

    2nd Jul 2019
    2nd Jul 2019
  • Meysey Hampton 29-06-19

    Land Search Teams from Beachley, Tewkesbury and Wyre Forest, and a Water Team from Sharpness, called out at 3am to search in the Gloucestershire village of Meysey Hampton for a lady missing since late the previous evening; joined by members of Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group and Oxfordshire Search and Rescue
    The lady was located by one of the SARA teams, and attended to by two of our casualty carers, until the arrival of an NHS ambulance.
    Many thanks to the volunteers who attended and to the ladies of St Mary’s Church who provided very welcome refreshments from 6am!

    29th Jun 2019
    29th Jun 2019
  • Stinchcombe Hill, Dursley 27-06-19

    Land Search Teams from across SARA called out at 2pm, to search for a missing elderly man on Stinchcombe Hill near Dursley (mainly steeply wooded hillside). Joined by members of Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group and Midlands Cave Rescue Organisations.
    During the search, the person was found by the police outside of our designated area; the SARA team was called in to assess the casualty and aid in their extraction to an NHS ambulance.
    We would like to thank Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service and the British Red Cross, which both provided much needed food and refreshments at Search Control

    27th Jun 2019
    27th Jun 2019
  • Beachley, River Wye 21-06-19

    SARA Lifeboat 3 was launched to support Gwent Police and Chepstow Coastguard with investigating a suspicious object on the mud banks of the River Wye, close to Bulwark.
    The crew were able to check out the object in question, and a second one requested by the Coastguard. Neither was of any significance so before long the crew could return back to Beachley and stand down.

    21st Jun 2019
    21st Jun 2019
  • Beachley Lifeboat Search (False Alarm) 21-06-19

    Just after midday SARA Beachley launched at the request of Milford Haven Coastguard Operations Room to reports of a vessel drifting under the M48 Severn Bridge.
    Whilst SARA 1 searched the area Chepstow Coastguard made more local investigations and discovered this to be a false alarm with good intentions.

    21st Jun 2019
    21st Jun 2019
  • West Midlands Search Operation 15-06-19

    Land Teams from Tewkesbury and Wyre Forest Stations called to assist West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service with a missing person search, alongside teams from West Mercia Search & Rescue and British International Rescue and Search Dogs.
    The operation has been concluded; no further details are available at this time.

    15th Jun 2019
    15th Jun 2019
  • Newport Responded 7-4-19

    SARA Newport were requested to launch SRT and Lifeboat support Friday at 1900hrs. As Crews were mobilising a stand down was issued as the casualty was safe and well.

    7th Jun 2019
    7th Jun 2019
  • Beachley Vessel in Distress 07-06-19

    Beachley and Sharpness Lifeboat Crews tasked at 11:38 to reports of a vessel in distress between Chepstow and Avonmouth. An update was that the vessel had capsized throwing its occupant into the water.
    SARA Lifeboats 1, 2 and 4 were deployed and worked alongside Chepstow Coastguard, RNLI Portishead, RNLI Barry Dock and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter to search the area.
    The casualty had managed to self rescue and the rescue helicopter landed to assess the patient before transferring him to hospital, with the lifeboat assets standing down.

    7th Jun 2019
    7th Jun 2019
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