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.

  • M4 Second Severn Crossing 01-06-19 20:00

    Immediate page received at 1923hrs to assist with an incident on the M48 bridge.
    SARA Lifeboats 1, 2 and 4 were launched and both proceeded to the target area to conduct detailed searches with Portishead and Penarth RNLI lifeboats, Coastguard helicopter Rescue 187, and HM coastguard teams. Crews were stood down after approx 3 hours of searches with nothing found.

    1st Jun 2019
    1st Jun 2019
  • Kayakers at Purton 1-06-19 17:16

    Immediate page received at 1716hrs to launch to assist two kayakers spotted close to the ship wrecks near Purton. On arrival, SARA Rescue 12 determined the persons were in no immediate danger, stood down and returned to station

    1st Jun 2019
    1st Jun 2019
  • Worcester 28-05-19

    Called out by police at 20:58 to assist in the search for a missing person in Worcester, with a concern for welfare. Following a briefing with West Mercia Police, land and water teams from SARA Wyre Forest and Tewkesbury, deployed to the RV Point to commence the search planning and team deployment.
    During this time, the missing person was seen by camera operators and the police quickly located them.
    Crews were stood down at 23:30 before returning back to their respective stations

    28th May 2019
    28th May 2019
  • Sharpness 26-05-19

    SARA Sharpness tasked to Motor Cruiser reporting Engine Room fire after leaving Sharpness Dock.
    SARA Lifeboat 2 was launched; information was then received that the cruiser had re-docked in Sharpness Lock, where what was thought to be fire was found to be smoke coming from a broken pipe in engine room. The vessel made its way through the dock back to the Gloucester Sharpness Canal to moor up for rectification of the fault.

    26th May 2019
    26th May 2019
  • Severn Beach 25-05-19

    SARA Lifeboat 1 was launched to the aid of 2 fishermen. RNLI Portishead were all launched and were closer, they rescued the fishermen who were unharmed.

    25th May 2019
    25th May 2019
  • Over, Gloucester. 23-05-2019

    Sharpness teams received an immediate tasking at 2018hrs from the Coastguard to assist with a person at risk at Over Bridge. Whilst en route, the person was secured by the police and our teams were stood down.

    23rd May 2019
    23rd May 2019
  • 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
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