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Newquay Coastguard Call Outs

2018 – Shout 20

Date: May 8, 2018

Time: 21:10

Second shout for the day.
Team paged to assist St Agnes team & police search for high risk missing person in Perranporth
As the team arrived we were stood down, no longer required.

2018 – Shout 19

Date: May 8, 2018

Time: 10:09

Team paged to assist Devon and Cornwall Police,  Newquay Police along with Newquay RNLI lifeboat station to search the Holywell Bay area following report of distressed male in area.
Comprehensive search carried out, no trace of anyone in distress found.

2018 – Shout 18

Date: May 5, 2018

Time: 18:30

Team paged to report of two persons stuck on the cliffs below the Barrowfields, Newquay.
On arrival 2 males were clinging to the cliff face about 100 feet up and about 50 feet from the top. They were both in an extremely precarious position and in imminent danger of falling.
Padstow Coastguard team were paged to assist as was Newquay RNLI lifeboat station
The Coastguard helicopter was unavailable so the Coastguard teams carried out a cliff rescue whilst the lifeboat provided safety cover below.
One member of the team located the position of the casualties and reassured them whilst assessing the most suitable way to rescue the casualties. A second member of the team was then lowered and secured the casualty who was in most danger, our third team member was then lowered and recovered the second casualty before returning to rescue the first.
He then returned and assisted recover our team member.
Both casualties were shaken but uninjured. Brilliant teamwork from all involved. 

2018 – Shout 17

Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 19:56

Team paged to Towan beach, Newquay for 2 persons and dog cut off by tide.
On arrival, we gained communication with both who were in a safe position and in no danger, they were waiting for the tide to drop & would self recover.
The town CCTV were monitoring and keeping an eye on them.
Team then stood down 

2018 – Shout 16

Date: April 15, 2018

Time: 05:14

Team paged, report of 2 persons stuck on cliff at Towan beach Newquay.
The casualties were in the cove at the end of Towan promenade. The male had got to safety but the female had slipped into the water attempting to clamber from the cove around to the promenade, a Newquay Police officer who had arrived at the scene pulled her out & held her on to the rocks until the team arrived.
Newquay RNLI lifeboat station & Padstow Coastguard team were also paged.
A member of the Newquay team was placed in a cliff rescue harness and secured by ropes, he then made his way out to the officer and casualty, both then brought to safety.
Both casualties treated by medics from South West Ambulance Service for minor injuries.
Team stood down 0630

2018 – Shout 15

Date: April 9, 2018

Time: 17:10

Team paged to support our colleagues from Newquay RNLI lifeboat station to report of a dog having fallen from the cliffs into the sea.
Sadly when the lifeboat crew got to the dog, it was deceased.

2018 – Shout 14

Date: April 4, 2018

Time: 15:00

Team paged to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with an incident at Fistral beach Newquay.
This also involved a large search of the area alongside colleagues from Padstow Coastguard Newquay RNLI lifeboat station RNLI Lifeguards & Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter Rescue 924.

2018 – Shout 13

Date: April 3, 2018

Time: 18:30

The team were paged to assist Padstow Coastguard to a person who had fallen at the blowhole, Trevone.
The casualty had suffered serious injuries and a complex rescue operation coordinated by the Pastow team was required to extricate the casualty , this involved medics from South West Ambulance Service Cornwall Air Ambulance being taken by cliff rescue technicians to the bottom and Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter Rescue 924 winching the casualty out and conveying to hospital.
Team stood down 2215.

2018 – Shout 12

Date: March 30, 2018

Time: 17:04

Team & Newquay RNLI lifeboat station paged for family of 2 adults & 4 kids cut off by tide at river Gannel, Newquay.
Team located family & directed in RNLI D class crew picked them up & brought family to team & safety.
For any coastal emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

2018 – Shout 11

Date: March 24, 2018

Time: 20:30

Team paged to assist Devon and Cornwall Police for reports of a despondent male on a cliff edge in Newquay.
As team were mustering male located & detained by Police, team stood down.


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“Back safe at hotel with cast – broken fibula at ankle end – two attempts to set … ouch! Huge thanks to all the crew! You were super efficient and had great banter which has added to our engagement story!!”


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“Saw you all hard at work yesterday at Little Fistral, thank you for all that you do”


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“Just witnessed the fantastic combined efforts of the RNLI and the Coastguard in a cliff face rescue of a girl stuck ¾’ s the way up”


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