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18/12/16 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched to search for a 69 year lady who had been missing since the previous. An extensive search had been completed by local coastguards, Exmoor Search and Rescue, Police and Helicopter overnight. The lady was found stuck just inside the cave at Hurlestone Point having spent all night there. She had fallen and hit her head. She was recovered and and transferred back to medics at Minehead Harbour.Lady was reunited with her family and is doing well.
26/11/16 Minehead's D class launched following concerns for a female swimmer in Minehead Bay. Swimmer confirmed safe and well and not needing assistance.
22/11/16 Minehead's D class launched to assist local Police and Coastguards in a search for a man.
01/10/16 Atlantic 85 launched to assist Ifracombe's all weather Shannon class lifeboat in mooring a 23' motor cruiser in Minehead Harbour. The cruiser 'Verity' had been caught in bad weather off Combe Martin and was safely escorted to safe refuge in Minehead Harbour by Ilfracombe Lifeboat.
29/09/16 Both Minehead lifeboat launched to persons cut off by the tide at Blue Anchor - boats stood down after local coastguards managed to escort the people to safety.
09/09/16 Both Minehead lifeboat launched to persons cut off by the tide at Blue Anchor - boats stood down after local coastguards managed to escort the people to safety.
28/08/16 Both Minehead lifeboats tasked to help local coastguards and Fire Brigade  try and rescue a stranded dolphin on Doniford Beach. After an extensive attempt the dolphin could not be saved and was put down by a vet.
16/08/16 D class launched to report of a missing child on Minehead Beach. Search carried out with local coastguards and Police and child eventually located safe and well.
24/07/16 A swimmer in Minehead Bay was picked up by the Atlantic 85 and taken to Minehead Harbour when she got into difficulty.
19/07/16 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched to a stranded kayak requesting assistance. The inflatable kayak with 2 persons on board was located on Selworthy Sands and taken safely back to Porlock Weir from where they had departed. While on route back to Minehead the boats spotted two persons cut off by the tide just east of Hurlstone Point. The couple were taken off the rocks and dropped safely back onto Bossington Beach.
13/07/16 Minehead's D class lifeboat launched to a windsurfer who had become separated from his board just off of Minehead. The gentleman was safely recovered to Minehead and then his board and sail was also recovered.
30/06/16 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched at 2am to a report of 2 persons cut off by the tide somewhere near Kilve. They were located by Minehead's Atlantic 85 just west of Lilstock Tower with aid of local coastguards. A swimmer was sent ashore and confirmed they were ok to wait for the arrival of Minehead's D class lifeboat. Both persons then taken off the beach by Mineheads D class and transferred to the Atlantic 85 who then ferried them safely back to Watchet Marina to waiting coastguards.
26/06/16 Both boats launched following a 999 call from 18 lost Duke of Edinburgh students. Students located by the Minehead boats at Greenaleigh beach. Confirmed fit and well and advised of a safe walking route to waiting Coastguards who would escort them back to Minehead.
06/06/16 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched to a report of 2 people cut off by the tide in Lynmouth Bay. One person rescued by the coastguard Helicopter and the other rescued by Ilfracombe D class lifeboat.
31/05/16 Minehead's Atlantic 85 launched to a small cabin cruiser with engine failure in Minehead Bay. Boat and 2 crew safely towed back to Minehead harbour.
20/3/16 Both boats launched 8pm to a Mayday distress call from a yacht just off Watchet Harbour. A 25' single keel yacht had run aground on rocks just west of the harbour entrance. With help from local coastguards the yacht was anchored ready for the incoming tide. Both boats relaunched at midnight . The vessel was held steady by the D class until it could be floated off and navigated through the rocks and metal stakes. The Atlantic 85 then towed the vessel to Watchet marina. Operation finished at 03:30
3/2/16 afternoon Minehead's D class tasked to look for a person reported to be in trouble but stood down during the launch.
3/2/16 Both Minehead boats launched at 1:45 am to reports of a person in the water off Dunster Beach. The crews worked in very challenging conditions to conduct shoreline and inshore searches, eventually stood down by HM Coastguard at 3:25 am. Shore Crew at Minehead Lifeboat station arranged the heavy weather net recovery to enable the Atlantic 85 and crew to safely make the carriage.
6/12/15 Atlantic 85 launched to a surfer in trouble in Lynmoth Bay. The surfer was located trapped on a rock and recovered by helicopter, crew recovered his board.
2/10/15 Minehead's D class was launched to assist with the rescue of a man stuck in the mud at Blue Anchor beach. Coastguard Rescue Teams were able to extract the man and safely recover him ashore.
1/10/15 While out on exercise Minehead's Atlantic 85 responded to a 'Pan Pan' message from a yacht in the Flat Holm / Steep Holm area reporting sighting a white flare. Search carried out but eventually called off after Milford Haven Coastguard believed it was almost certainly lights from planes in a 'holding pattern' at Cardiff airport.
18/09/15 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched to join a search with local coastguards for a lost foreign walker in the Hurlestone Point area. Search carried out; walker eventually found and a safe refuge arranged by local coastguards.
10/09/15 D class launched to a report of a swimmer in trouble in Minehead Bay. Search carried out but nothing found. Later sightings confirmed the swimmer had made it a shore safely.
05/09/15 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched to a 26' yacht which ran aground off Dunster Beach following trouble with its sail. Crew and local coastguards secured the grounded yacht and both boats re-launched at 21:00 to assist with the recovery operation back to Watchet when the tide came back in.
04/09/15 Atlantic 85 launched to a 23' fishing boat with engine failure in Blue Anchor Bay. Boat and crew safely towed back to Minehead
25/08/15 D class lifeboat launched to some children cut-off by the tide at Blue Anchor. The children were helped ashore by before the lifeboat arrived on scene.
17/08/15 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched at 22:00 to join a search with the police helicopter and local coastguards in Minehead Bay. Milford Haven Coastguard had received reports of a swimmer, in a wet-suit, in difficulty. Extensive search carried out but nothing found.
01/08/15 Atlantic 85 diverted from attending the Lynmouth Raft Race to locate people cutoff by the tide at Ivy Stone. 2 people located along way up the cliff and were subsequently recovered by helicopter
26/07/15 D class lifeboat launched to some kayakers in trouble in Minehead Bay. One of the men was struggling to get back on his kayak after losing a paddle and both were being taken rapidly offshore in the tide and wind. Both men and kayaks safely recovered back to Minehead harbour.
21/07/15 Both Minehead lifeboats asked to launch to search for a missing 11 year old girl in Minehead Bay. The girl was found safe an well just as the boats were in the process of launching.
17/07/15 D class launched to safely escort the yacht Sequel to Watchet where it will now be transported to Eastbourne via road.
16/07/15 Atlantic 85 launched agin to yacht Sequel. The yacht was located 4 miles north of Foreland Point after the skipper requested assistance as he did not know his exact location. Yacht towed safely back to Minehead.
15/07/15 Atlantic 85 launched to search for a 25' yacht 'Sequel' somewhere in Blue Anchor Bay. Then retasked to assist Police and Coastguards in a search for some young people who maybe cutoff by the tide at St Audries Bay, however nothing was found. Atlantic 85 was then joined by Mineheads D class and Barry Dock lifeboat to continue the search for the yacht. The boat was eventually located 4 miles off Porlock by Barry Dock. The skipper was given advice on the best course of action but decided to stay at sea
14/07/15 Both Minehead lifeboats launched to a man onboard a fishing boat in Porlock Bay suffering with chest pains. First aid was administered until the casualty was taken by helicopter to Swansea
30/06/15 Minehead's Atlantic 85 launched to people cutoff by the tide a St Audries Bay. Boat was stood down shortly after the launch when the people were confirmed safe.
07/06/15 Minehead's D class lifeboat launched  to a fishing vessel aground just off Minehead. The vessel managed to 'unground' itself. The vessel and crew were confirmed ok and proceeded back to Watchet in company with another fishing boat.
31/05/15 Both boats were launched to 4 people cut off by the tide at Kilve. The D class managed to veer down into the cliff and safely recover all 4. They were then all transported back to Watchet Marina.
03/05/15 Minehead's Atlantic lifeboat launched to some kayaks in trouble off Foreland Lighthouse. Seven kayakers located in two groups ashore - all requiring assistance, one with an injured ankle. Crews from Minehead and Ilfracombe lifeboats recovered all kayakers and kayaks safely to Lynmouth harbour and a waiting ambulance.
16/04/15 Atlantic lifeboat called out to join a search with Barry Dock Lifeboat to a report of red flares sighted off Minehead. Search stood down by coastguard as a false alarm with good intent.
06/03/15 Both boats were launched to 2 fishermen cut off by the tide near the waterfall in St Audries Bay. The D class crew recovered the men who were then transferred to Watchet Marina by the Atlantic 85.
05/03/15 D class launched to a unattended boat just off Minehead following concerns from the public, boat confirmed moored and safe.
22/02/15 While out on exercise the D class helped a fishing kayaker who was struggling to make it back to shore in the strong tide and wind.
31/08/14 While on exercise Minehead's Atlantic 85 crew spotted a dog stranded on the cliffs just below Foreland Light House. The D class was launched and the dog safely extracted from the cliffs.
The dog 'Sprigg' who has been missing since the 22nd August was reunited with its delighted owner.
21/08/14 Atlantic 85 launched to a kayaker in difficulties off Lilstock. The  casualty was relayed from local fishing boat Scooby Doo 2 to Watchet Harbour into the care of Ambulance crew.
16/08/14 Both Minehead lifeboats launched to assist local coastguards, Police, and RAF Chivenor with the recovery of a body from Selworthy Sands.
02/08/14 Minehead's D class launched to a confused woman entering the water in Minehead Bay. The crew managed to to talk the lady back out of the water and handed her over to local coastguards, police and ambulance crews.
14/07/14 D class launched to assist a jet ski with engine failure off Warren Point. Both riders and the craft were recovered safely to Minehead Harbour.
11/07/14 Atlantic 85 launched to a disabled yacht just off of Doniford. Yacht and 2 people towed safely back to Watchet Marina.
03/07/14 Atlantic 85 launched to a disabled fishing boat in Porlock Bay. The boat and 4 people were towed back to Minehead for repairs
25/06/14 Atlantic 85 launched to a small motor boat with engine difficulties. The boat with 2 people on board was safely towed back to Watchet marina.
01/06/14 Atlantic 85 was tasked to an inflatable tender found drifting and unoccupied off Foreland Point yesterday morning. A search was initiated for casualties from the location until Swansea CG was able to confirm that the tender had broken loose from a yacht on passage to Lundy. The crew recovered the tender to Lynmouth Harbour.
25/05/14 D class launched to a couple who had been cut off by the tide while walking their dogs at Blue Anchor. Walkers and Dogs recovered safely to back to shore.
18/05/14 D class asked to check on 2 swimmers in Minehead Bay. Both were ok and no assistance given.
04/05/14 D class assisted a swimmer whilst on exercise. Despite being fit, experienced and well equipped he was tiring in an offshore current several hundred metres from the shore and requested recovery.
30/12/13 Atlantic 85 launched to a small fishing boat in difficulties just off Watchet. 2 people taken on board the lifeboat suffering with the cold. One person subsequently airlifted to hospital via RAF Chivenor. The other person recovered safely back to Minehead Lifeboat Station.
06/12/13 Atlantic 85 launched at 08:00 to a 10m yacht with engine failure just off Watchet. The yacht with 2 people on board was safely towed into Watchet Marina.
02/11/13 Atlantic launched at 17:15 to a report of 2 surfers in difficulty in St. Audries bay. Atlantic stood down on route as casualties made it safely back to shore.
26/10/13 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched at 20:19 this evening to persons cut off by the tide somewhere between Blue Anchor and Watchet. Extensive search carried out with local coastguards and RAF Chivenor; casualties eventually located by Minehead's D class and recovered safely by local coatsguards.
17/09/13 Minehead's Atlantic 85 called to 2 women in trouble in a double kayak at Hurlstone Point in some very rough conditions. The women having requested help via a mobile phone luckily managed to beach the kayak before being swept onto the rocks. The 2 women were then taken to safety by local coastguards.
15/09/13 Both Minehead Lifeboats launched to a 26' yacht aground off Porlock Weir. Atlantic 85 veered down onto the grounded vessel, attached a line and towed to safe anchorage with the aid of Minehead's D class. The vessel, from Cardiff on route to Falmouth has suffered complete power failure.
08/09/13 Atlantic 85 launched on a 999 call from a couple cut off by the tide somewhere west of Glenthorne. Couple located just east of Foreland Point. A crew member was sent ashore to make sure they were ok. 85 stood by until Ifracombe 'D' class (which had also been tasked) were on scene to pick the couple off the rocks. The couple were then transferred to Ifracombe ALB and taken to Lynmouth harbour.
08/09/13 Atlantic 85 launched to 2 kayaks possibly in trouble off Greenaleigh beach. Kayakers found safe and well and made their own way back to Minehead.
31/08/13 Woman taking part in Minehead Raft Race recovered to Minehead boathouse and treated for hypothermia.
11/08/13 D class launched to a report of a kitesurfer in trouble in Minehead Bay. Boat arrived on scene to find the kitesurfer had managed to swim safely ashore but had ditched his kite. The kite was located about 1/2 mile off Dunster beach and returned to its owner.
01/08/13 D class tasked at 9pm while out on exercise to swimmers in trouble in Minehead bay. Two males recovered safely to some very appreciative family.
28/07/13 Atlantic launched in response to a sighting of a possible upturned kayak offshore in Porlock Bay. On scene the crew began a search and found a floating log at the location. Search stood down and Atlantic recovered.
21/07/13 D class launched to a report of swimmer in trouble in Minehead Bay. Assisted Coastguards to locate the swimmer who had successfully made it ashore with the assistance of a friendly kayaker
19/07/13 D class launched to a report of people stuck in the mud at Blue Anchor. Boat arrived on scene as crews from the Coastguard, Fire Service, and Ambulance Service recovered the 2 adults and 2 dogs from the mud and rising tide.
06/07/13 Atlantic 85 launched to a report of two overdue kayakers. Both men found on Selworthy sands, they had struggled to return to Porlock Wier against tide and wind and after a five hour wait were very appreciative of the lift back to their waiting families.
09/06/13 Atlantic 85 launched to a canoe in trouble in Minehead Bay. Located a capsized canoe with one person in the water, the canoe had also been towing a small inflatable with two other males on board. All recovered safely to Minehead Harbour.
09/05/13 Atlantic 85 launched tonight at 20:30 to a sick crewman on board the tanker IDA in Blue Anchor Bay. Crewmember was taken ashore and passed to a waiting Ambulance crew at Minehead harbour.
13/01/13 Both boats launched at 19:30 following concerns for a small fishing boat which had last been seen at 10:00 about 1.5 miles off Minehead. Searching started but stopped when phone contact was eventually made with the occupants. The small boat safely recovered under its own power in Minehead harbour at 21:00.
06/09/12 D class launched to two men in rubber inflatable's struggling to return to shore. Both men recovered safely to Minehead beach.
05/09/12 Atlantic launched to report of a swimmer in trouble in Porlock bay. Swimmer found ok and not in difficulty.
23/08/12 Atlantic 85 launched to a broken down boat near Forland point the boat was towed to safe anchorage at Minehead and will later be towed to Watchet mariner to be moored for repairs.
19/08/12 Atlantic launched to a broken down fishing boat in Blue Anchor bay. Towed to St Audries where another vessel took over the tow back to Portishead.
Re-tasked to 2 kayakers in difficulty in Weston, arrived on scene just as Weston RNLI arrived kayakers recovered safe and well.
Atlantic re-tasked along with Weston lifeboat to a multi agency search in Burnham on Sea involving 5 lifeboats 2 helicopters coastguard and police.
14/08/12 Atlantic 85 launched in response to a report of a dinghy capsized and in difficulty in Porlock Bay. Assistance was given at the scene and safety advice provided.
08/08/12 Atlantic launched at 22:45 to report of a body in the water in Porlock Bay, search carried out, turned out to be a hoax call.
29/07/12 Both boats launched this afternoon to a girl with a suspected broken leg at Warren Bay. Transferred girl from the coastguards on the beach to Watchet Marina to a waiting ambulance.
31/07/12 Atlantic launched at 22:45 to report of a body in the water in Porlock Bay, search carried out, turned out to be a hoax call.
24/07/12 Atlantic 85 launched to yacht 'CATS' with engine failure and a stuck anchor off Blue Anchor. Assistance given to free anchor and yacht sailed back to Burnham.
22/07/12 Atlantic 85 also launched at 23:10 to a sailing dinghy having difficulty getting back into Watchet harbour.
22/07/12 Atlantic 85 launched to a boat aground off Watchet, stood by while boat refloated.
22/07/12 Both boats tasked to recover a drifting unmanned canoe, recovered to station.
21/06/12 Atlantic 85 lifeboat launched to report of drifting object, nothing found so returned to station.
07/05/12 D class lifeboat launched this evening to report of drifting object, nothing found so returned to station.
23/04/12 Both boats launched to 2 people stuck on the cliffs between Watchet and Blue Anchor.
Crews located both casualties (about 1/4 mile apart) and gave reassurance until one could be rescued by Helicopter and the other by local coastguards
21/04/12 D class launched  to assist a yacht after trying to come into Minehead harbour with insufficient water. Assistance given and escorted safely into the harbour when there was enough water.
08/04/12 Atlantic launched to yacht just off Watchet. 3 sick persons transferred to Minehead and yacht anchored safely until a tow back to Watchet could be arranged.
24/03/12 Atlantic launched report of an upturned boat off Doniford. False alarm and boat retunred to station
11/03/12 Both boats launched to locate a small boat lost in fog just out of Watchet. A small RIB was located witht the help of ScoobyDoo2 and escorted safely back to Watchet harbour.
09/02/12 Both boats launched to 2 anglers cut off by the tide at Selworthy Sands. Anglers safely picked up and landed back to porlock.
16/01/12 Atlantic launched to 16' fishing boat off Blue Anchor with 2 failed outboards and a lost anchor. Towed safely to Watchet.
12/12/11 Atlantic launched to report of sinking rowing boat off Greenaliegh farm. Nothing found however a small fishing vessel was in the area.
04/12/11 Atlantic launched to report of a life raft spotted in Porlock Bay. Life raft located and recovered with no persons on board, believed to have been washed off a vessel earlier in the week.
27/11/11 D class launched to assist a kite surfer in trouble in Minehead Bay. Kite surfer and kite recovered safely to shore.
21/11/11 Atlantic launched a capsized kayaker 1/4 mile off Blue Anchor. Kayaker and Kayak recovered safely back to the shore.
12/11/11 Atlantic launched to a couple who had capsized their tender whilst transferring from their yacht in Lynmouth Bay to Lynmouth Harbour.
27/09/11 Atlantic and D class launched to a man in trouble on the cliffs at Selworthy Sands. Stood off while casualty recovered by RAF helicopter.
18/09/11 Atlantic launched motor cruiser aground off Watchet. Stood off until crew are recovered by safely coastguards
29/08/11 Atlantic launched speed boat with failed engine in Minehead Bay - towed safely back to Minehead harbour.
29/08/11 Atlantic launched to 2 boys in trouble in a rubber dinghy off Blue Anchor, boat returned when boys confirmed ok.
03/08/11 Atlantic and D class launched to report of people cut-off by the tide in Warren Bay. Search carried out and boats returned to station.
27/07/11 Atlantic launched to a small boat with engine trouble just off white mark. Towed safety back to Minehead.
04/07/11 Atlantic launched an 18' fishing boat disabled off Selworthy Sands. Towed boat and 2 persons back to Minehead harbour.
02/06/11 Atlantic launched to help Ifracombe Lifeboat dealing with a sinking boat. Lifeboat recalled to station when the boat sank.
24/05/11 Atlantic launched to a woman stuck in the mud at Porlock.  Woman is recovered by coastguards and boat is recalled to station.
19/02/11 Atlantic launched to an injured angler on a local fishing boat. One man with a fish hook in his hand recovered to Minehead and taken to casualty.
02/01/11 D class launched to report of someone in trouble in Minehead bay. Person confirmed ok and boat returned to station.
04/11/10 Atlantic and D class launched to a woman cut off by the tide near Warren Bay Holiday Park. Woman is located and recovered safely.
20/09/10 Atlantic launched a surfer reported in trouble off Watchet. Boat launched then stood down as surfer reported safe and well.
11/09/10 Atlantic and D class launched to search for missing man from Doniford Holiday Park. Man is located safe and well by local coastguards
04/09/10 Atlantic launched to Jet ski broken down off Greenaleigh, jet ski and owner safely recoverde to Minehead harbour
04/09/10 Atlantic and D class crews recover crew from a small fishing boat aground off Dunster beach
28/08/10 D class launched abandoned small yacht off Blue Anchor, Yacht made safe ready for recovery at high tide. Atlantic launched and yacht recovered safely to Watchet Marina.

Struggling windsurfer picked up in Minehead bay and recovered safely to Minehead boathouse.

03/08/10 D class launched speed boat with engine trouble - assisted with tow into Minehead harbour.
23/07/10 Atlantic launched 36' yacht Musken following a call for assistance. 2 people recovered to Minehead and assistance given to skipper to recover his anchor.
18/07/10 Atlantic launched to a small powered inflatable with engine failure drifting out out of Watchet harbour. Boat and young man recovered safely
13/07/10 Atlantic launched to report of a possible swimmer in trouble off Minehead, search carried out, nothing found and search called off.
30/06/10 Atlantic launched 6 Duke of Edinburgh Students cut off by the tide at Foreland Point - all six students recovered from the rocks safely.
22/06/10 Atlantic launched to speed boat with a swamped engine - towed safely back to Minehead harbour.
18/06/10 Atlantic launched to a 38' motor cruiser with engine and steering problems. Escorted back to Watchet Harbour and towed into the marina.
14/06/10 Atlantic launched to a report of someone cut off by the tide at Lynmouth. Nothing found and boat returned to station.
25/05/10 Atlantic launched to a disabled 26' fishing boat just west of Porlock. Towed safely back to Porlock Weir. On return journey a laser struggling against the tide was towed back to Minehead harbour
24/05/10 Atlantic launched 26' yacht Ragamuffin with a broken rudder. Yacht located just off Kilve and towed safely back to Watchet marina. 
11/05/10 D Class and Atlantic launched to a woman cut off by the tide at Blue Anchor. Woman is recovered safely. On return journey boats are tasked to search for a man threatening suicide. Man is eventually located by the Police. 
08/04/10 D Class launched to to a report jet ski in trouble in Blue Anchor Bay. Jet ski manages to self recover and D class returned to Station.
01/04/10 D Class launched to to a report of a missing walker near Selworthy Sands. Walker is found safe and well by the Police.
21/03/10 Atlantic launched to to a disabled 9m Motor Cruiser 3 miles NE of Foreland Point. Towed safely to Watchet
01/03/10 D Class launched to report of a crashed Microlight in Minehead Bay.Search carried out with Chivenor Helicopter. Old floating fridge found - search called off.
22/02/10 Atlantic launched to report of a sinking boat near the valley of rocks. Search carried out with Ifracombe lifeboat and Chivenor Helicopter. Nothing found and search called off.
31/01/10 Atlantic launched to 32' Princess motor boat 'Cameo' with engine difficulties. Located vessel and escorted safely into Watchet marina.
07/10/09 Atlantic launched to a reports of a woman who had fallen into Watchet Marina. Boat recalled after woman is pulled to safety by bystanders.
26/09/09 Atlantic and D class launched to a small yacht aground. Boat safely recovered back to Watchet marina.
16/09/09 Atlantic launched to a small yacht dragging its anchor of Watchet, towed to safe anchorage just west of Minehead.
06/09/09  Atlantic launched to a small motor boat with engine failure - towed safely back to Minehead
06/09/09  Atlantic launched to an inflatable off Blue Anchor thought to be in trouble.
30/08/09  Atlantic recovered 2 raft race spectators suffering from seasickness to Minehead harbour.
22/08/09 Atlantic launched to man, pregnant lady, and 2 dogs cut off buy the tide at Watchet. Both people and dogs recovered safely by boat and taken to Watchet harbour.
22/08/09 Atlantic assisted in re0anchoring an unmanned yacht just off Lynmouth
20/08/09 Atlantic and D class launched to report of a swimmer in trouble in Watchet harbour, swimmer is helped to safety by Watchet coastguard, boats recalled.
19/08/09 Atlantic re-tasked to search for a missing 10 year old girl on Minehead beach, found safe and well.
19/08/09 Atlantic launched to reports of an inflatable seen drifting off Minehead beach, nothing found.
18/08/09 Atlantic launched in response to Mayday call from small motor boat off Hurlestone Point. Boat with engine failure and 3 persons towed safely back to Minehead 
17/08/09 D Class launched to a report of kitesurfer in trouble. Kitesurfer made his way safely to shore, lost kiteboard recovered by crew.
27/07/09 Atlantic launched to report of someone in trouble in the water near Watchet, turned out to be a false alarm.
12/07/09 Atlantic re-launched to tow yacht Miss Marple" from safe anchorage into Minehead harbour.
12/07/09 Kite surfer in trouble just off Minehead boathouse, crew in drysuits tasked to assist. Kitesurfer and gear safely recovered.
12/07/09 Atlantic launched to 29' yacht "Miss Marple" with a snapped rudder 1 mile north Watchet. Towed safely back to Minehead and anchored to await the tide.
12/07/09 D class assists a capsized dinghy sailor in Minehead Bay. Person and boat safely recovered.
03/05/09 D class launched to a dinghy sailor in trouble just outside Minehead harbour. Person and boat safely recovered.
02/04/09 Atlantic 85 and D class respond to possible red flares sighted off Watchet, search carried out but nothing found.
31/03/09 Crew assembled following report a a possible boat in trouble in Minehead Bay. Crew stood down following false alarm.
03/01/09 Atlantic 85 launched to a sinking kayak off Blue Anchor. Both Kayak and Kayaker recovered safe and well.
22/11/08 Atlantic 85 launched to recover the body of a woman 500m NE of Watchet harbour.

Also called to assist a dinghy sailor in difficulties in Minehead Bay - sailor manages to make it safely to the harbour without assistance.

05/10/08 Atlantic 85 launched to locate reports of a drifting tug, Vessel located safe and well off Lynmouth.
21/09/08 Atlantic 85 launched to a man who jumped off Minehead harbour just before midnight. Man is recovered safe and well about 200m from off Minehead Boathouse.
12/09/08 Atlantic 85 launched to Fishing boat 'Isabella' which has suffered engine failure, boat towed back safely to Watchet Harbour.
07/09/08 Atlantic 85 launched in response to a Mayday from a yacht reporting a man overboard near West Culver buoy. Minehead lifeboat joined in the search with an RAF helicopter,  Barry Dock Lifeboat, and other local vessels. The body of a man was located and recovered from the water by RAF Chivenor.
24/08/08 D class launched to a windsurfer in difficulty in Minehead Bay, one man along with his broken rig recovered safely to Minehead harbour .
15/08/08 Atlantic 85 launched to two 10 year old girls being swept to sea in an inflatable dinghy in Minehead Bay, the girls are pulled to safety by another beach user shortly before the boat arrives.
30/07/08 Request to launch both boats from the local Police to search for possible missing adults in Minehead Bay. Adults found safe and well and launch cancelled.
27/07/08  D class launched report of a lost child swimmer in Minehead Bay, child is found safe and well.
26/07/08 D class launched to a broken down Jet Ski in Minehead Bay, 2 skiers and jet ski recovered safely.
14/06/08 Report of swimmer in trouble in Minehead Bay, D class launched and search carried out but nothing found.
08/06/08 Atlantic 85 launched following a 999 call and red flares from a small fishing vessel off Porlock with double engine failure and drifting towards the rocks. Boat towed safely back to Porlock Weir.
18/05/08 Atlantic 85 launched to join multi lifeboat search for a missing speedboat from Weston. Man is found safe and well on Steep Holm after his  speedboat sunk, man recovered safely by Weston SM lifeboat
17/05/08 Report of swimmer in trouble off Watchet, crew assembled but stood down just before boat launched as swimmer is helped a shore ok.
11/05/08  D Class launched at request of Coastguard to recover a beached speedboat with engine damage on Dunster beach. Recovered to Minehead.
13/04/08 Atlantic 85 tasked to a speed boat with engine failure at Blue Anchor. The engine was restarted and the boat escorted boat safely back to Watchet.
09/04/08 Both boats launched to start a search for a lady and 2 children reported missing at Doniford. All three were found safe and well shortly after the launch.
02/03/08 D Class launched at request of Swansea Coastguard to recover a large drifting trawl net in Minehead Bay.
31/01/08 Atlantic 85 launched at request of Swansea Coastguard to report of a deer in the water just off Minehead. Deer recovered, treated by a local vet and set free.
11/12/07 Atlantic 85 and D class launched to a report of a light aircraft downed on Selworthy Sands. It appears the aircraft landed on the sands at low tide and then took off again.
20/11/07 The D class is launched to a kite surfer in trouble in Minehead Bay. The man and equipment are picked up about 200yards offshore and taken safely back to the beach.
21/10/07 Atlantic 75 launched at 02:05 to 35' motor cruiser La Palomora aground off Doniford. An attempt was made to tow the vessel off was abandoned after it was clear the tide had ebbed too much, boat was stabilised for recovery the following day at high tide.
08/10/07 Atlantic 75 launched to a woman and dog reported to be in trouble in the sea off Dunster beach, boat stood off as woman and dog made their way to safety.
28/09/07 A kite surfer is reported in trouble in Minehead Bay, crew assembled but kite surfer had managed to swim ashore before launch.
29/08/07 Atlantic 75 launched to a disabled 38' motor cruiser in Porlock Bay. Towed back to Watchet.
28/08/07 Report of someone in difficulty at the waters edge near Minehead harbour. Crew assembled but man located safe and well before launch.
12/08/07 D class launched to a yacht dragging its anchor and drifting towards Minehead's Gables. Yacht RASCAL escorted to safety.
05/08/07 A75 tows a speedboat with 3 persons on board and engine failure safely back to Minehead

D Class requested to search search for a missing child who is found safe and well.

02/08/07  All of Minehead Lifeboat crew and many local fishing / pleasure vessels joined in the desperate search for a missing young man in Minehead harbour. A body was recovered in the early hours of 03/08/07
01/08/07  Atlantic 75 towed the 'Ida May' fishing vessel into Porlock weir after engine failure
17/07/07  A75 launched  at 00:05 to a 16' fishing boat in trouble at Foreland Point. Boat is located in Lynmouth Bay with engine and anchor failure. Towed to safe anchorage at Minehead and left over low tide. D Class launched at 09:00 to recover fishing boat to Minehead harbour at high tide.
02/07/07  Report of  a boat in trouble in Minehead Bay, A75 launched and search completed, nothing found.
18/06/07 Report of  a swimmer in trouble in Minehead Bay, both boats launched and search completed, swimmer later found safe and well.
13/06/07 (am) Report of  a swimmer in trouble in Minehead Bay, crew assembled but swimmer is confirmed ok before launch.

(pm) Speed boat broken down in Minehead Bay, crew assembled but boat towed in by yacht before launch.

12/06/07 A75 and D class launched to a search for a man missing from a tanker , mid Bristol Channel. Search carried out with other emergency services but nothing found.
19/05/07 A75 and D class launched to a report of people cut off by the tide at Lynmouth. Only local anglers identified who wished to remain until the tide ebbed.
06/05/07 A75 and D class launched to search for a windsurfer last seen swimming for the shore having lost his board. Windsurfer and board located and recovered safely to Minehead.
02/05/07 A75 and D class launched to mountain biker who had fallen off the cliffs at Selworthy. Biker located and transported to hospital by Rescue 169.
28/03/07  A75 and D class launched to search for an over due windsurfer. Windsurfer located and recovered safely to Minehead.
11/02/07 A75  recovers seasick child from local fishing boat.
09/02/07 Both boats launched in response to a distress radio call from a yacht off Watchet, a 4 hour search was conducted with other local vessels and RAF Chivenor, nothing found.
04/02/07  D Class launched to a 14' speedboat broken down near Doniford. Boat recovered safely to Watchet.
29/01/07 Atlantic 75  launched to a 16' fishing boat broken down near Doniford. Boat recovered safely to Watchet.
10/09/06 Atlantic 75 launched to a disabled motor boat off Dunster beach.
28/08/06 Atlantic 75 launched to a motor boat Misty Spirit in with engine failure just off Watchet harbour. Local fishing boat 'Scoobey Doo 2' tows the boat into the harbour where the lifeboat picks up the tow and tows the boat into the marina.
17/08/06 Atlantic 75 launched to inflatable's being blown out in Minehead bay
12/08/06  Atlantic 75 launched to an injured man in Helwell Bay Watchet, two crew go ashore and assist with the transfer of the man to Helicopter.
11/08/06 Atlantic 75 and D Class launched to a 33' Westerly yacht 'Solfohn' aground and in the surf in Porlock Bay. Yacht is towed off the beach and back to Minehead harbour for repairs. Two persons and two dogs on board.
06/08/06 Atlantic 75 called to a speed boat on the rocks between Blue Anchor and Minehead. The boat is found damaged and beached, and the owner located having climbed the rocks to safety.
31/07/06  Recovery of a body from shoreline between Minehead and Porlock.  
25/07/06  Atlantic 75 launched to several small inflatable's blown off Minehead beach by a sudden increase in offshore wind. All inflatable's / people recovered safely.
24/07/06 Atlantic 75 launched to a speed boat in trouble in Blue Anchor. Boat is towed to safety.
02/07/06 Atlantic 75 and D class called to assist with a young man who had fallen from the cliffs near Watchet. Rescue 169 (helicopter RAF Chivenor) also called, casualty is taken by helicopter to hospital.
23/06/06 Atlantic 75 launched to report of windsurfer in trouble in Minehead Bay.
09/06/06

Atlantic 75, D class, and Rescue 169 (helicopter RAF Chivenor) - Search for a reported swimmer in Minehead bay. A broken surf board is recovered but no swimmer found. Search called off .

Atlantic 75 is also called to investigate a large amount of debris afloat off Minehead

08/06/06

 Atlantic 75 - Speed boat with engine failure towed from Blue Anchor to Watchet harbour

03/06/06  Atlantic 75- Lady and 2 children cut off by the tide between Watchet and Blue Anchor. All safely recovered to Watchet Marina
19/05/06 Atlantic 75 launched to recover a speedboat on the rocks 200 yards from Watchet harbour
28/04/06  Atlantic 75 launched to a 32' yacht with a fouled prop, towed safely into Minehead.
27/04/06  Atlantic 75 launched to a small fishing boat whose engine failed after hitting a submerged item. The vessel with 2 on board is towed safely into Minehead harbour
14/04/06  Atlantic 75 recovers a sick man from a local fishing boat. Man is treated on scene, recovered to Minehead, and transported to hospital via ambulance.
03/04/06 D Class launched to a windsurfer reported to be in trouble in Minehead Bay.
15/02/06  D class searches for and locates 2 people cut off by the tide in Porlock Bay. Crew make contact and stand off until both people are safely aboard RAF helicopter.
22/01/06 A75 tows a 35' motor cruiser with engine failure from Porlock to Watchet Marina.
22/01/06 D Class rescues capsized Zapcat in Minehead Bay.
27/11/05 A75 tasked by Swansea coastguard to identify a mystery buoy off Sillery Sands Lynmouth
04/10/05 A75 launched on a report of a lady in trouble near Watchet. Boat stood off as Police dealt with the situation.
25/09/05 D Class launched on a report of 3 children cut off by the tide in Minehead bay. The children are found safe and well and the boat returned to station.
19/09/05 D Class launched to a lady reported to be in trouble on the beach at Minehead. The lady was ok and the boat returned to the station.
03/09/05 An elderly lady cut off by the tide Watchet side of Blue Anchor is picked up by the Atlantic  75 Lifeboat and transported to Watchet
03/09/05 Two girls in an inflatable in Minehead Bay are reported to be in trouble, D Class is launched but the girls make it safely to shore before being rescued.
31/08/05 Man clinging onto an inflatable tyre is rescued in Minehead Bay and taken to Hospital.
30/08/05 Motor boat with engine failure towed back to Minehead.
27/08/05 Motor boat with engine failure towed back to Blue Anchor.
18/08/05 Motor boat with engine failure towed back to Watchet Marina.
05/08/05 An elderly gentleman was found and taken off the rocks between Watchet and Blue Anchor after being reported missing by family. 
04/08/05 A family of 3 cut of by the tide between Watchet and Blue Anchor were picked up and recovered to Watchet. 
28/07/05 Disabled speed boat 'Pink Panther' towed into Minehead with its crew of 4.   
20/06/05 A disabled Jet Ski and rider were rescued in Minehead Bay 
08/06/05 A disabled Yacht is towed back to Minehead harbour.  
27/05/05 A lady cut off by the tide near Watchet is rescued and taken back to Watchet
18/05/05 Report of a kite surfer in trouble off Minehead. Crew assemble but are stood down after the kite surfer makes it safely to shore.
30/04/05 Report of a suicidal man in the water off Minehead. Crew assemble at 01:00 but are stood down after the man is recovered from the shore by other emergency services. 
18/03/05 A small fishing boat located and escorted back to Minehead in thick fog.

18/03/05

A crew member from an anchored yacht picked up and transported to Minehead in thick fog.

16/01/05 Man with chest pains onboard fishing vessel recovered to Minehead and taken to hospital. 
25/08/04 Sailboarder in trouble off Minehead. Rescued 1 and recovered board and rig.
21/08/04 2 canoes overdue on a trip from Wales to Minehead. Located on rocks 2 miles west of Minehead. Picked up and landed 2 persons and 2 canoes at Minehead.
16/08/04 Small inflatable blown offshore on ebb tide in Minehead Bay. Rescued 1 adult and 2 children.
02/08/04 Fishing vessel MIS CHIEF - four people and craft brought in.
20/07/04 Inflatable dinghy - two lives saved and craft brought in.
14/07/04 One person and two dogs cut off by the tide, rescued and returned to Minehead.
12/06/04 Sailing dinghy - two persons and craft brought in
16/05/04 Person cut off by tide at Selworthy Sands - recovered person to Minehead.
15/05/04 Powered boat THESAURUS - five people and craft towed in.
03/05/04 Yacht KATY B - one person and craft brought in.

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