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, 19-05-2019

    At 02:30 Sharpness crew received an immediate tasking from the coastguard to a person in the water at Gloucester. Crews attended scene and the individual was taken into police custody. Crews were stood down at 03:16

    19th May 2019
    19th May 2019
  • Cirencester, 11 May 2019

    Land and Swiftwater rescue teams were called out at 2142 by Gloucestershire Constabulary to help in the search for a Missing Person In the Cirencester area. Shortly after the crews arrived at the Rendezvous point, the missing person was located by the police and is currently receiving the appropriate care.
    Our teams were then stood down at 2338

    11th May 2019
    11th May 2019
  • Lower Rea, Gloucester 09-05-2019

    At 1549hr SARA Sharpness crews received an immediate launch request to assist with a young woman who had entered the water. S15 was launched at Lower Rea at 1615hrs followed closely by S12. Both boats proceeded up river to the casualties last known location.
    Upon locating the casualty, S15 then assisted Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service to recover the hypothermic young female from the water and to the awaiting ambulance.

    Both assets stood down at 1715hrs and are now back on station ready for service. A great result from our fantastic crew!

    9th May 2019
    9th May 2019
  • River Wye, Chepstow 07-01-2018 13-19

    Called by milford haven to report of white object in river Wye, top army camp slipway. Launched SARA lifeboat 1 and located item. Sent mobile 10 to assist with winching…

    7th Jan 2018
    7th Jan 2018
  • River Wye, Chepstow 05-01-2018 10-54

    Called by Gwent Police to reports of drifting upturned vessel, SARA Lifeboat 1 launched, searched area, nothing found. Stood down.

    5th Jan 2018
    5th Jan 2018
  • Cannop Ponds 02-12-2017 14-38

    Land Search Teams from Beachley and Tewkesbury were called out this afternoon, to support Gloucestershre Police with a missing person search in the Cannop Ponds area of the Forest of Dean.

    2nd Dec 2017
    2nd Dec 2017
  • Deerhurst 06-07-2017 11-54

    Requested by Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service to assist in the recovery of a cow near to Deerhurst / Apperley.

    6th Jul 2017
    6th Jul 2017
  • North Aust Rocks 28-06-2017 10-38

    Requested by Avon & Somerset police through HM Coastguard

    28th Jun 2017
    28th Jun 2017
  • Monmouth 20-06-2017 11-12

    Requested by Gwent police to assist with rescue of an elderly female stranded in the water of the River Wye near Monmouth Bridge.

    20th Jun 2017
    20th Jun 2017
  • Beachley 19-06-2017 17-30

    Tasked by HM Coastguard to secure and recover 16ft Motor vessel drifting on the ebb tide in the Wye Estuary. 5 adults and one child on board.

    19th Jun 2017
    19th Jun 2017
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