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.

  • Gloucester Land Search 10-9-19

    SARA Land teams were called out at 22:30 to assist Gloucestershire Police with a high risk missing person search near Gloucester.
    Thankfully, as crews were mobilising to the scene it was reported that the missing person had been safely found and SARA crews stood down at 23:00

    10th Sep 2019
    10th Sep 2019
  • Beachley Slipway 06-09-19

    Crews were paged to attend SARA Beachley, to support the Police with an incident in progress on the Slipway. SARA Newport crews, who had just recovered at Newport responded to assist.
    Due tot he nature of the incident, crews were unable to launch at Beachley, so SARA Sharpness were brought to standby in case a boat was required.
    Thankfully Police were able to resolve this incident and our crews were stood down.

    6th Sep 2019
    6th Sep 2019
  • Newport tasking 06-09-19

    SARA Newport were tasked just before 12:00 to reports from Gwent Police of a drifting and possibly sinking vessel near St Julians. We recovered a partially inflated dingy.

    6th Sep 2019
    6th Sep 2019
  • Leckhampton 04/05-09-19

    Called around 1400 on Wed 4 Sep, to assist Gloucestershire Constabulary with a search for a missing person in the Leckhampton area.
    Teams deployed from SARA Tewkesbury, Beachley and Wyre Forest Stations, as well as volunteers from Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group. Crews searched throughout the afternoon and evening over some challenging terrain but were stood down as night fell.
    The search resumed at 0900 on Thurs 5 Sep, and we were joined by volunteers and search dogs from SARDA South Wales. Teams searched new areas and re-searched previous areas as it was believed the person was still mobile.
    At approximately 1700 one of the SARA teams saw a person lying by a wall. After a quick assessment, it was clear that this was the missing person. Two of our Casualty Carers checked them over as they had been out for some time before handing them over an NHS Ambulance Service.
    We wish the individual a good recovery.

    5th Sep 2019
    5th Sep 2019
  • Beachley 29-08-18

    Beachley Lifeboat Crew were called out at 11am to assist Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search.
    As SARA Lifeboat 3 was being launched, it was reported that the missing person had been found safe elsewhere, and the crew were stood down.

    29th Aug 2019
    29th Aug 2019
  • Lechlade 28-08-19

    Land teams from SARA Beachley and Tewkesbury, and a Water Search Team from SARA Sharpness, were called out just after 8.30pm, to support Gloucestershire Police with a missing person search in the Lechlade area.
    Whilst the crew was assembling at the stations, the missing person was located safe and well, and the teams were stood down at 9.15pm.

    28th Aug 2019
    28th Aug 2019
  • Lydney 27-08-19

    Callout shortly before 3am. Gloucestershire Constabulary had requested help with a missing person search on the bank of the River Severn in the Forest of Dean.
    Land Teams from SARA Beachley and Tewkesbury, plus Gloucestershire Cave Rescue and Chepstow Coastguard, were deployed to search the bank area and Lifeboat 4 from SARA Sharpness Lifeboat Station was launched to search from the water.
    Whilst this search was ongoing, the missing person was found safe elsewhere, and the SARA teams were stood down.

    27th Aug 2019
    27th Aug 2019
  • Bream 16 / 17-08-19

    Land Search Teams from SARA Beachley and Tewkesbury were called out at 7.30pm on Friday to the Bream area, to support Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search. With nothing found by 1am, efforts were stood down and resumed at 9am on Saturday. On both days we were joined by colleagues from Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group, and today also from SARDA South Wales and the Midlands Cave Rescue Organisation.
    We were delighted that the missing lady was located by one of our teams early on the Saturday afternoon. Two of our Casualty Carers (including one who was visiting from SARA Wyre Forest) were able to attend to the lady, and look after her until an NHS Ambulance arrived.
    We wish the lady a speedy recovery. Many thanks to all the volunteers who attended on what was a very wet evening and then an arduous daytime search, and the Police for arranging very welcome refreshments!

    17th Aug 2019
    17th Aug 2019
  • Early call out for Newport 14-08-19

    Newport crews were woken at 01:37 this morning to respond to reports of a person threatening to jump from one of the river bridges over the River Usk.

    Thankfully this situation was resolved as the lifeboat was prepared for launch at Uskmouth.

    14th Aug 2019
    14th Aug 2019
  • Oldbury Sands 07-08-19

    SARA Lifeboat 3 was called out at 8am. We were requested by the Coastguard to investigate an object which had been spotted on the River Severn Oldbury Sands above the M48 Severn Bridge.
    A search was conducted but nothing was found, and the lifeboat was then recovered back at Beachley around 10am.

    7th Aug 2019
    7th Aug 2019
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