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.

  • Newnham Search 23-11-19

    SARA deployed multiple teams to support Gloucestershire Constabulary with a major search in the Newnham area, close to the River Severn. SARA Sharpness launched their boats SARA 12 and 15 shortly after 6pm and later land teams from SARA Tewkesbury and Beachley were also sent to Newnham, along with members of Glos Cave Rescue. A number of search teams from both Gloucestershire fire and rescue service and the Coastguard were also involved, as was the Coastguard helicopter.
    Before the land teams deployed, the missing person was located safe and well, elsewhere, and the teams were stood down at 9.45pm.

    23rd Nov 2019
    23rd Nov 2019
  • Ashleworth Quay Vehicle 16-11-19

    Teams were paged by Gloucester Fire and Rescue Sevice at approximately 7.30 on Saturday evening to reports of a vehicle in flood water near Ashleworth Quay.
    This was around the corner to one of our volunteer’s pub; he arrived back home to find the car submerged and the occupants thankfully out and safe (if a little damp.) They were then kept warm and dry until the team arrived.
    Upon arrival the rest of the team assessed the situation and headed Into the water to ascertain the best way of removing the car from the rising water. As it was a very short distance, we opted to tow the vehicle to safety using the SARA Mobile 3 Landrover and a long strop. The vehicle was then drained and left for the recovery services to pick up.
    We took the decision to remove the vehicle from the water to prevent any further risks to recovery agents in rapidly rising flooding.

    16th Nov 2019
    16th Nov 2019
  • Coleford Land Search 13-11-19

    Land search teams from SARA Beachley and Tewkesbury were called out around 8pm, to support Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search in the Forest of Dean, close to Coleford.
    However as the Search Controller was arriving at Coleford Police Station, and team members were en route, the missing person was located safe and well, and the SARA team was accordingly stood down.

    13th Nov 2019
    13th Nov 2019
  • Lydney 03-11-19

    Search Teams were deployed to Lydney around 11am on Sat 3 Nov. Land Search Teams from Beachley and Tewkesbury and a Water Search Team from SARA Sharpness were deployed to support Gloucestershire Constabulary, alongside Gloucestershire and Midlands Cave Rescue.
    Teams spent all day searching the areas around Lydney and Norchard railway stations for a missing vulnerable man. Sadly neither we nor the Police were able to locate the man, and the search was stood down at dusk.

    3rd Nov 2019
    3rd Nov 2019
  • Symonds Yat 27-10-19

    Flood Rescue Teams from SARA Wyre Forest and Sharpness were asked to support Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire & Rescue Service, as the River Wye was likely to flood. Initially deployed at 3pm to Hereford Fire Station to stand by, they then assisted the Fire Service with warning residents in Symonds Yat of the impending flood.

    27th Oct 2019
    27th Oct 2019
  • Skenfrith Flooding 26-10-19

    SARA was deployed to Skenfrith on the evening of Saturday 26 October to support South Wales Fire and Rescue Service at a flood – the River Monnow had burst its banks.
    Teams deployed from Beachley and Newport. En route on a minor road, the Newport Team came across a car with two elderly occupants stuck in rising water. Having quickly put on our drysuits etc, they were able to rescue them and keep them warm until the Fire Service arrived.
    Once in Skenfrith, we worked with the Fire Service to check on a number of flooded houses near the Castle, as part of an operation to evacuate around 50 people including from the Bell Inn.
    Stood down from Skenfrith and on our way back to Newport, we came into an area of Monmouth which had flooded since we passed through earlier. We were then asked to help the Fire Service and HART Team Paramedics with checking a number of houses in which the residents had become marooned. We were stood down from this around 1am.

    26th Oct 2019
    26th Oct 2019
  • Coleford 24-10-19

    Land Search Teams from Beachley and Tewkesbury were called out around 7pm, to assist Gloucestershire Constabulary with a missing person search in the Coleford area.
    As the teams were assembling, the Police located the missing person safe and well, elsewhere in the County.

    24th Oct 2019
    24th Oct 2019
  • Winchcombe Search 23/24-10-19

    Land search teams were called out to the Winchcombe area around 5pm on Wed 23 Oct. Teams from SARA Tewkesbury, Beachley and Wyre Forest were joined by colleagues from Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group and by SARDA South Wales search dog, tasked by Gloucestershire Constabulary with searching for a missing male. The teams searched late into the night and were eventually stood down around 0230, with nothing having been found.
    The search resumed later in morning (24 Oct), however, very sadly, as the SARA lead was being briefed by the Police a member of the public reported having found the body of a man, not far from the areas in which we had been searching. Some of the SARA volunteers were then able to help the Police to manage the scene.
    Our thoughts are with the family of the man concerned.

    23rd Oct 2019
    23rd Oct 2019
  • Lydney Dock 22-10-19

    At 1400hrs we received an immediate tasking to assist with an incident at Lydney dock where there was a possibly of a casualty entering the water. SARA Sharpness crews immediately launched SARA Lifeboat 4 and made ready Lifeboat 2. Upon arrival on scene with SARA 4, we were stood down from the incident. SARA Beachley were also en route with a small boat (Rescue 5) when stood down.

    22nd Oct 2019
    22nd Oct 2019
  • Newport 17-10-19

    SARA Newport was requested to launch by Coastguard to a vessel adrift by Newport Bridge.
    Tidal restrictions prevented launch so a mobile unit was dispatched to liaise on scene with Chepstow Coastguard personnel and the operations centre at Milford Haven. The boat was aground so the decision amongst all parties was to launch later to recover the vessel.
    We launched both boats that evening to assist the vessel that had became trapped underneath the structural column of Newport Bridge.
    The vessel was in imminent danger of capsizing as the lifeboat arrived on scene.
    The crews worked to free the vessel before towing it upstream to a safe location.

    17th Oct 2019
    17th Oct 2019
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