2012 Incident #69 29.12.12 2151UTC #5649

December 30, 2012

The Initial Response Team, the IRT, was tasked to investigate a ‘white light’ flashing 1.2km east of Charmouth. With the recent poor weather and the abundance of landslips, a concerned member of the public thought somebody may be in danger; especially as the torch did not appear to be moving and was irregularly flashing. The Coastguard IRT walked to the location and found a person looking for fossils. Well aware of the tides, the ‘target’ had on occasions sat down and waited to make sure the tide had dropped sufficiently enabling him to continue the along the beach. He was advised to stay well away from the bottom of the cliff as the risks associated with the cliffs and beach are greatly heightened when it is dark. The Coastguard have recorded this call as a ‘false alarm with good intent’.

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2012 Incident #65 27.12.12 0902UTC #5618

December 28, 2012

The Initial Response Team, the IRT, was tasked to investigate ‘persons’ thought to be in danger and becoming cut off by the rising tide to the west of Lyme Regis at Seven Rock Point. Monmouth Beach has been subject to a number of substantial landslides in the last two weeks with the beach strewn with mud and debris. The Coastguard IRT walked the mile to Seven Rock Point and located two persons matching the descriptions. There were fossiling. The Coastguard ensured tha they understood the tides and the risks associated with the beach and returned. The Coastguard have recorded this call as a ‘false alarm with good intent’.

http://news.sky.com/story/1030209/weather-landslide-alert-amid-floods-and-rain


2012 Incident #45 15.08.12 1428UTC #3460

August 15, 2012

The Initial Response Team, the IRT, was tasked to investigate ‘persons’ cut off by the rising tide to the east of Lyme Regis. The whole area was searched and the people on the beach were asked to leave whilst the Coastguard helicopter was used to search the foreshore and the cliffs. No casualties were found. The Coastguard have recorded this call as a ‘false alarm with good intent’.