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.

  • #91: Cirencester 22-08-20

    Land Search Teams from SARA Tewkesbury and SARA Beachley were called out to Cirencester around 04.30. They were joined by colleagues from Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group to support Gloucestershire Constabulary in searching for an elderly man who had gone missing during the night.
    Fortunately as the teams were deploying, the man was found safe. He was checked by two of our Casualty Carers and the teams were stood down.

    22nd Aug 2020
    22nd Aug 2020
  • #90: Brierley Hill 21-08-20

    Wyre Forest Station were called out shortly before 11am to assist West Midlands Police with a missing person investigation in the Brierley Hill area. Crew from SARA Tewkesbury were also mobilised along with Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team and West Mercia Search & Rescue. All teams were stood down before arriving on scene.

    21st Aug 2020
    21st Aug 2020
  • #89: Sandwell 16-08-20

    Land search teams from SARA Wyre Forest and Tewkesbury Stations were called out just after 10am to the Sandwell area to assist West Midlands Police with a missing person search. Staffordshire SAR also attended.
    When they were stood down the operation was still ongoing, but the police announced the following morning that the missing man had been found safe.

    16th Aug 2020
    16th Aug 2020
  • #87 & 88: Brown Clee, Bridgenorth 14-08-20

    The crew of Wyre Forest Station were called out twice by West Mercia Police .
    The first call came just before 9am when crew were asked to assist with an investigation at Brown Clee, near Bridgenorth. Wyre Forest crew attended, along a team from Tewkesbury plus West Mercia Search & Rescue (WMSAR). All SAR crews were stood down shortly after 1pm.
    The Wyre Forest crew were then redeployed just before 7pm to further assist West Mercia Police with the operation.
    The thoughts of all the crew are with the family and friends of those affected by the incident.

    14th Aug 2020
    14th Aug 2020
  • #86: Shavers End Quarry, Stourport 12-08-20

    Just after 5pm, the crew from SARA Wyre Forest were called out by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire Service to attend an incident at Shavers End Quarry near Stourport.
    We attended the incident along with the Fire Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service, West Midlands Air Ambulance and West Mercia Police.
    During further investigation the following day, a body was recovered from the quarry. The thoughts of the crew are with the family and friends at this difficult time.

    12th Aug 2020
    12th Aug 2020
  • #85: Oldbury 12-08-20

    SARA Lifeboat 3 was launched just after 0930, to go to the aid of a group of kayakers. They had set out on a round trip from Thornbury Sailing Club but one of their party had become exhausted – not ideal on rapidly incoming tide. Luckily one of the security team at Oldbury Nuclear Power Station contacted the Coastguard to raise the alarm.
    The SARA crew brought the exhausted kayaker, and escorted her companions, back in to the sailing club. SARA Sharpness were there standing by with a shore-based SRT team and a small boat, in case extra help was required, and Chepstow Coastguard also attended.

    12th Aug 2020
    12th Aug 2020
  • #84: Uskmouth 07-08-20

    The SARA Newport Lifeboat was called out yesterday just after midday, to go to the aid of a yacht which had suffered engine failure and was becalmed in the still weather. We launched SARA Lifeboat 14 ‘The Maureen Easton’ and found the yacht drifting in the waters about 2km down the Severn from the mouth of the Usk.
    RNLI Penarth Lifeboat Station also sent their larger Atlantic lifeboat. Working together we towed the yacht into the Usk and got her safely onto the moorings there.

    7th Aug 2020
    7th Aug 2020
  • #83: Bewdley 05-08-20

    The Wyre Forest Team were called out at 1.30am, to support West Mercia Police with an incident on the River Severn Bridge at Bewdley, alongside Fire and Ambulance services.
    As the crew were assembling on scene, the situation was successfully resolved and we were stood down.

    5th Aug 2020
    5th Aug 2020
  • #82: Cleeve Prior 30-07-20

    Crews from SARA Tewkesbury and SARA Wyre Forest assisted colleagues at West Mercia Constabulary on Thursday afternoon in moving a stolen vehicle which had been dumped in the River Avon downriver from Cleeve Prior, near Evesham. The vehicle was causing a hazard to boat traffic
    SARA were deployed to move the vehicle out of the main channel to the bank for later recovery.

    30th Jul 2020
    30th Jul 2020
  • #81: Newport 25-07-20

    The team were tasked just before 1.30am to support Gwent Police with an incident on a bridge in Newport City Centre. The Lifeboat was stood down just before arriving on scene with everyone safe and well.

    25th Jul 2020
    25th Jul 2020
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