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.

  • #96: Severn Beach 11-09-20

    Beachley’s SARA Lifeboat 3 was called out by the Coastguard just before 1030, the reports of a person in difficulties in the water near Severn Beach.
    The lifeboat crew investigated but the person concerned turned out to be a fisherman stood in water. No doubt this was a false alarm with good intent.

    11th Sep 2020
    11th Sep 2020
  • #95: Oldbury Sands 09-09-20

    The SARA Beachley lifeboat crew were called out around 3pm to reports of an 18 ft cabin cruiser which had suffered engine failure and run aground.
    Later in the evening in a planned operation, as darkness was falling a different SARA crew again launched Lifeboat 3, and were able to tow the casualty vessel back to Beachley.

    9th Sep 2020
    9th Sep 2020
  • #94: St Brides, Newport 04-09-20

    A small team of water rescuers from SARA Beachley and Newport Stations was tasked tasked around 3pm to assist with the capture of an injured swan for treatment. The swan had been spotted in the reens near the coastline at Symonds Brides, just west of Newport and Swan Rescue Wales wished to rescue it.
    Working together, partly by wading up the reen, the combined team managed to safely secure the swan. He (or maybe she) will now be taken to the The Swan Sanctuary at Shepperton for treatment.

    4th Sep 2020
    4th Sep 2020
  • #93: Newport 03-09-20

    At 1030pm, just as our volunteers were settling down for the evening after maintenance night, the SARA Newport team were requested by the Coastguard to launch Lifeboat 14 ‘Maureen Easton’, to assist with an operation on one of the bridges in Newport City Centre.
    With a quick response from the crew the lifeboat was launched, however they were stood down shortly after the Police has successfully concluded the operation.

    3rd Sep 2020
    3rd Sep 2020
  • #92: Monmouth 26-08-20

    The Beachley water rescue team was called out just before 3pm to go to the aid of someone in the water in Monmouth. This was potentially a very serious situation as the level and speed of the River Wye have increased significantly following a storm. Fortunately the Fire & Rescue Service also responded quickly with significant assets, and shortly after the first SARA volunteer arrived on scene the individual concerned was brought safely to dry land and a waiting ambulance.

    26th Aug 2020
    26th Aug 2020
  • #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
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