HM Coastguard, Sidmouth Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3LD Tel: +44 (0) 1297 448 852
There are currently 12 members in the team who live and work, in and around the Lyme Regis. The team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 day’s a year to respond to incidents within the 12 mile ‘guard’. There are always a minimum of 2 people on call as the duty ‘IRT’, Initial Response Team. If the circumstances demand, the full team will be mobilised immediately. Last year the team responded to 69 call-outs and this number has been as high as 97 in previous years. The team is trained in four aspects of Coastguard Rescue Service operations
- Land and Coastal Search Management
- Rope Rescue
- Mud Rescue
- Water Rescue
The team members are;
Graham Turner – Station Officer. Graham runs a property maintenance company as well as a number other small local businesses. Previously Graham was a helmsman with the RNLI
Gerry Bearpark – Deputy Station Officer. Gerry is a self employed electrician.
Jim Thomas – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Jim is assistant head and head of the sixth form at Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis. Previously Jim was a helmsman with the RNLI.
Richard Edmonds – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Richard is the Earth Sciences Manager, Jurassic Coast Team at Dorset County Council. He is the only team member with a Blue Peter badge.
Terry Sweeeney – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Terry, now retired was the Countryside manager at Dorset County Council
Chris Quick – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Chris is a specialist car restorer. Photo available soon
Nick Bale – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Nick runs a private investment company.
Toby Newson – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Toby is a self employed painter and decorator
Jess Douglas– Coastguard Rescue Officer. Jess is a graphic designer. Photo available soon
Chris Jarvis – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Chris is the manager and instructor at the local rifle range.
Clinton Flux– Coastguard Rescue Officer. Clinton is a self – employed plumber. Photo available soon
Stuart King – Coastguard Rescue Officer. Stuart is a self – employed carpenter. Photo available soon