We were at it again last nigth.
Picking plastics and any harmful rubbish off Littlecombe Shute beach, 10 Coastguard Rescue Officers picked up 16 bin bags of rubbish, mostly plastic bottle tops.
We have visited this beach 3 times now and it will need one more visit before we can say it's the cleanest the beach has been for many a year.
But it won't stop coming ashore so if your visiting a beach or walking your dog along the shore why not take a bag and help clean the beaches ...you use, even 10 minutes would help and you will be surprised how much you pick up.
As our followers know one of the reasons we are doing this is to raise money for Brain Tumour research helping Charlotte's Army reach her fundraising target
Our just giving page is
This week is the National Fire Chiefs Coucil Drowning Prevention & Water Safety Week!
This year the Hull Coastguard Rescue Team have attended 30 Water related ...incidents in and around Hull! Incidents have included Persons in the Water, Persons at risk of entering the Water, Persons at risk of entering the Water due to them being in a point of danger & Persons stuck in the Mud with an incoming tide!
If you see a someone in the water in tidal waters such as the River Hull, Humber, Ouse, Trent, Hull Marina or Docklands dial 999 & ask for COASTGUARD! For all inland water emergencies dial 999 & ask for FIRE & RESCUE!
Some photos from our latest beach cleaning session
9 team members went to Littlecombe Shute to carry on picking plastics and any other harmful items off the beach.
We estimate we have cleared 2 tonnes of mostly Plastics from the beach.
When the weather is more settled we will recover all the bags by boat, back to a location for East Devon council to recycle it.
We are doing this to help the environment and also raise money for Charlotte's army brain tumour research....
If you would like to donate this is our online just giving page
this page is linked to Charlotte's army brain tumour warrior.
Please read, how could anybody steal from a person lying on the coast path with a broken ankle
Beer and Exmouth coastguards job fri 13th
On Friday evening I was called as a Lost Person Search Manager to manage a search for a missing 14 yr old girl who had left a suicide note in Exmouth.
Coastguar...d volunteers and RNLI Exmouth were tasked to assist and located the female sat on a cliff edge. They negotiated with the female and managed to persuade her to come back to safety where she was taken by ambulance to the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital to begin her road to recovery.
Our sincere thanks to the Coastguard volunteers whose help was invaluable and saved the child's life.
Tasked at 2128 Friday 13th April
To assist Exmouth Coastguard and police with a search for a vulnerable person.
A multi agency incident involving Exmouth lifeboat, HART team, police and 2 Coastguard teams which had a good result.
Excellent work by all involved....
We returned to station at 0220
Beach clean in aid of Charlottes Army Brain tumour research.
We will be continuing our beach litter picking tomorrow evening, we will again be at Littlecombe shute collecting plastics and other harmful items.
We have already collected 1.5 tons from this area and there is probably another ton or more on the beach there.
We are raising money for Brain Tumour research after a team members daughter was diagnosed with a tumour when she was 15....
If you would like to donate please go to our just giving page
Congratulations to our 2 new recruits Annie and Adam who completed their training today and are now able to attend incidents.
Their training which has taken place at weekends and the odd evening has spanned over 3 months.
Thanks to the Senior Coastal Operations Officers who have trained the new entries for teams in this area.
Now its time for Annie and Adam to put the training into practice and gain experience while incident working. Good luck to you both.
Thursday 5th April 2228 hours
Tasked to a report of a red flare off Seaton.
We met the first informant at their home, and determined bearing from their location and height in the sky .
While we were there other team members spoke to fisherman on the beach and it was confirmed it had been fired from inland somewhere near Tesco's or the town car park....
All information passed to Maritime Operations centre and we were stood down.
Information was also passed to the police.
Did you know there are actually 4 emergency services which operate full time 999 control rooms? It’s believed up to 50% of adults don’t know you can call 999 fo...r the #Coastguard. Scary!
With the Easter weekend upon us and many people spending time along our beautiful coastline make sure you spread the word so they know who to call in a coastal emergency.
Did you know that over 50% of Adults do not know that the Coastguard is the 4th Emergency Service and can be contacted through the 999 system?!
In an Emergency ...anywhere in the UK, Isle of Man, Ireland (both NI and ROI) and the Channel Islands - whether on the beach, along the coastline or on the cliffs - Dial 999 and ask for #COASTGUARD!
Please share and get the message out there!
Tasked at 1549 Sunday 25th March
To a report of 2 persons in the water near Jacobs Ladder Sidmouth.
Sidmouth lifeboat also tasked.
Our first team members arrived on scene as the lifeboat launched....
It was quickly established that it was actually two large logs floating and that no persons were in difficulty.
All units stood down and returned to station.