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Southport Offshore Rescue Trust
Southport Offshore Rescue Trust is an independent charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the Southport coast  
 
 

Call Outs

Southport Lifeboat

Incident Log

 

Running total since 1991* 

 

Call outs

238

 

Lives saved / assisted

 

355

2017

28/01/2017

Search for a man walking into sea at Southport - nothing found

Stood down

2016

14/12/2016

Assist Police with a disoriented male at Southport Beach

Assisted

1

16/11/2016

Search for a dispondent male in Pier Channel - brought to safety

Assisted

1

15/10/2016

Assist a woman in the Pier Channel - assisted by Police

Assisted

1

13/10/2016

Search for a disoriented male in Pier Channel - brought to safety

Lives saved

1

25/09/2016

Search for a distressed male at Southport - found by Police

Stood Down

07/09/2016

Family cut off by tide at Ainsdale - assisted on scene

Assisted

3

26/08/2016

Assist an injured male who had fallen in the dunes at Formby

Assisted

1

16/08/2016

Search for 3 missing girls at Ainsdale Beach - found by parents

Stood Down

 

 

06/08/2016

Search and recovery of distressed male at Penfold Channel

Lives saved

1

 

05/08/2016

Search for a distressed male at Ainsdale Beach - found by Police

Stood Down

23/07/2016

Fallen horse rider at Ainsdale beach - assisted Ambulance Service

Assisted

1

22/07/2016

Fallen horse rider at Birkdale beach - assisted Ambulance Service

Assisted

1

02/07/2016

2 people stuck in mud on Southport beach - rescued by Quad team

Lives saved

2

05/06/2016

Search for missing child at Formby beach - found by Police

Assisted

1

22/05/2016

Search for missing male on Marsh. Located and brought to safety

Assisted

1

08/05/2016

Search for missing child at Crosby beach - found by parents

Stood Down

25/04/2016

Search for a female in distress on Southport Pier - found by Police

Assisted

1

22/04/2016

Signting of a red flare off Formby - nothing found after search

Stood Down

12/04/2016

Search for missing woman along Sefton coastline - found by Police

Stood Down

01/04/2016

Search for missing woman at Ainsdale Beach - found by Coastguard

Assisted

1

23/03/2016

Boat with 3 POB aground at South Gut Channel. Boat refloated

Assisted

2

19/03/2016

Search for male at Southport Beach. Located safe and well

Assisted

1

19/03/2016

Search for missing child at Formby. Located safe and well by family

Assisted

1

19/03/2016

Seach for missing horse rider at Formby. Rider located safe and well

Assisted

1

14/03/2016

2 walkers and dog cut off by tide north of the pier - brought to safety

Lives saved

2 & Dog

07/03/2016

Person in water in Marine Lake - rescued by Police on scene

Assisted

1

29/02/2016

Vehicle and occupant stuck in mud north of the pier- recovered

Assisted

1

20/02/2016

Person in difficulty north of the pier - rescued by Police on scene

Stood Down

15/02/2016

Person cut off by tide south of the pier - found and escorted back

Assisted

1

13/02/2016

3 walkers believed cut off by tide north of the pier - nothing found

Stood Down

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

03/12/2015

Search for missing aircraft off Blackpool with one POB - stood down

Lives lost

1

13/10/2015

Person in water in Marine Lake - rescued by Police on scene

Assisted

1

29/09/2015

Search for missing person along Sefton coastline - found by Police

Stood Down

30/08/2015

2 walkers missing on Southport Beach - found and escorted back

Assisted

2

22/08/2015

5 people in mud at Formby Beach - all safe, stood down on route

Stood Down

06/08/2015

Children sighted in water north of Southport Pier

Stood Down

11/07/2015

Boat with 3 POB in distress off Formby Point  - escorted to safety

Assisted

3

05/07/2015

Multiple dinghies overturned in Ribble estuary - all escorted to safety

Assisted

10

30/06/2015

Vehicle and occupants stuck in water at Ainsdale Beach - recovered

Assisted

2

 

27/05/2015

Swimmer believed missing off Formby - false alarm

Stood Down

11/04/2015

Vehicle and occupant stuck at end of Rainfords Track - recovered

Assisted

1

 

2014

07/12/2014

Capsized dinghy in difficulty on Marine Lake - assisted recovery

Assisted

2

21/11/2014

Yacht with 2 POB in difficulty in Mersey Channel - escorted to safety

Assisted

2

05/09/2014

Boat with 1 person onboard capsized - righted and returned to sea

Assisted

1

02/09/2014

3 people sighted north of Penfold Channel - checked okay by Quads

Stood Down

09/08/2014

Swimmer in distress off Ainsdale - confirmed okay by local Lifeguard

Stood Down

27/07/2014

Vehicle and occupants stuck on sandbank on rising tide at Ainsdale

Stood Down

09/07/2014

Search for missing person along Sefton coastline - found by Police

Stood Down

08/06/2014

Search for missing person along Sefton coastline - found by Police

Stood Down

18/05/2014

2 people missing on Southport Beach - came ashore by themselves

Assisted

2

17/05/2014

2 jet-skiers missing in Ribble Estuary - found and brought ashore

Assisted

2

11/04/2014

Flares sighted off Ainsdale, boat and crew on standby - false alarm

Stood Down

21/03/2014

2 people cut off by tide north of pier - came ashore by themselves

Stood Down

05/03/2014

3 people in difficulty rescuing a dog north of pier - all helped ashore

Assisted

3 & Dog

05/01/2014

Search for missing woman along coast - found by Police next day

Stood Down

02/01/2014

Search for person stuck in mud at Weld Rd - found by foot team

Assisted

1

2013

27/12/2013

Search for person at end of Rainford's Track - found by Coastguard

Stood Down

24/12/2013

Person in water in Marine Lake - rescued with help from Fire Service

Lives saved

1

16/09/2013

Search for missing woman at Southport Beach - found by Police

Stood Down

13/08/2013

Search for missing woman at Ainsdale Beach - found by Coastguard

Assisted

1

10/08/2013

Van stuck in mud on rising tide - van and driver helped off beach

Assisted

1

10/08/2013

Fishing boat and 1 person onboard in difficulty - recovered ashore

Assisted

1

03/08/2013

People in water in difficulty off Southport

Stood Down

20/07/2013

Person cut off by tide north of pier - found and brought to safety

Lives Saved

1

13/07/2013

Rider unseated from horse. Assisted rider and loose horse caught

Assisted

1 & Horse

08/07/2013

Vehicle and occupants stuck on sandbank on rising tide at Ainsdale

Assisted

4

08/07/2013

Two people cut off by tide north of pier - found and brought to safety

Lives Saved

2

07/07/2013

Search for missing child on tideline at Ainsdale - found by parents

Assisted

1

29/06/2013

Car stuck in mud on rising tide. 3 persons and car helped off beach

Assisted

3

26/06/2013

Person trapped in mud on Marshside Marsh

Assisted

1

30/04/2013

Called to assist person in stuck vehicle off Rainfords Track

Assisted

1

18/04/2013

Search for missing person after items found on slipway - false alarm

Stood Down

22/01/2013

On standby during police incident on pier

Stood Down

11/01/2013

On standby following report of 4 missing cocklers - false alarm

Stood Down

 

2012

20/10/2012

On standby during police incident at end of the pier

Stood Down

10/10/2012

Search for missing man on Ainsdale Beach

Stood Down

28/09/2012

Single handed yacht capsized in Ribble estuary.

Assisted

1

18/09/2012

IRB tasked to help a paddle boarder north of the pier

Assisted

1

25/07/2012

Rescued fisherman trapped in propeller at mouth of River Ribble

Assisted

1

30/06/2012

Search and recovery of 1 person in water near Southport Pier

Lives Saved

1

16/06/2012

1 person reported in difficulty in water off Formby

Stood Down

27/05/2012

2 people reported in difficulty in small inflatable boat off Formby

Stood Down

19/04/2012

2 people reported in difficulty on tideline at Southport

Assisted

2

12/04/2012

10 people reported stranded on a sandbank at Southport

Stood Down

28/03/2012

2 people reported stranded on a sandbank at Formby

Stood Down

29/02/2012

Recovered vehicle stuck in mud on Southport Beach

Assisted

3

26/02/2012

Search for a casualty stranded on a sandbank at Formby Point

Stood Down

12/02/2012

Search for man lost in fog at Formby Point

Assisted

1

05/01/2012

Recovered suspected suicide victim at Southport Pier

Lives Lost

1

 

2011

18/11/2011

Kite surfer reported in difficulty at Ainsdale

Stood Down

24/10/2011

Group of 10 cocklers in 3 boats reported in difficulty

Rescued

10

14/10/2011

Cockler with dislocated shoulder on Gut Channel sand bank

Stood Down

07/10/2011

Windsurfer reported missing - found safe and well in car park

Stood Down

11/09/2011

Injured yachtsman transported to ambulance during yacht race

Assisted

1

04/09/2011

Person reported on beach in difficulties - no one found

Stood Down

04/09/2011

Capsized hovercraft with 2 persons onboard in Gut Channel

Assisted

2

02/09/2011

Family of 4 ill-prepared cocklers escorted off mudflats

Assisted

4

16/08/2011

2 walkers crossing Ribble Estuary to Lytham stuck in mud

Assisted

2

14/08/2011

Swimmer in difficulties close to pier

Stood Down

08/08/2011

Yacht aground on sand bank in Gut Channel

Stood Down

07/08/2011

Walker attempting to cross Ribble Estuary to Lytham

Lives Saved

1

01/072011

Person reported stuck in mud with rising tide north of pier

Lives Saved

1

28/062011

Recovered suspected suicide victim in sea off Ainsdale

Lives Lost

1

26/05/2011

Small boat with 3 persons onboard aground on sand bank

Assisted

3

27/04/2011

Work boat with 3 persons onboard aground on sand bank

Assisted

3

24/04/2011

Casualty reported under collapsed sand dune.

Stood Down

10/03/2011

Woman reported missing near Formby Point.

Stood Down

27/01/2011

Person reported in difficulties on marsh. Wildfowler found all ok.

Stood Down

2010

07/09/2010

Recovered quad bike stuck in mud near Rainford’s Track

Assisted

1

19/08/2010

Broken down yacht with 2 persons onboard towed to safety

Assisted

2

13/08/2010

2 girls missing in sea off Weld Road entrance

Stood Down

 

17/06/2010

Escorted man and loose dog back to shore in mud north of pier

Assisted

1 & 1 dog

30/05/2010

Loose horse on beach caught and returned to owners

Assisted

1 horse

14/05/2010

Woman lost on beach

Stood Down

2009

01/09/2009

Fisherman fell in river Crossens

Lives Lost

1

22/08/2009

Person on sandbank in river Douglas. Found by Lytham ILB

Assisted

1

31/05/2009

Dinghy with three people blown off shore

Stood down

10/05/2009

2 missing people at Southport Male found female did not exist

Lives Saved

1

22/02/2009

Fishing boat broken down repaired at sea escorted to Lytham

Assisted

1

28/01/2009

Two missing people Rainfords track area

Lives Saved

2

 

2008

31/12/2008

Man and Three dogs in water of Rainfords track

Lives saved

1 & 3 dogs

27/12/2008

Child with Injured leg

Assisted

1

29/09/2008

Stuck fisheries quad, winched out with mud rescue gear

Assisted

1

07/08/2008

Person in water at Ainsdale

Stood Down

02/08/2008

Car going under the tide

Stood Down

26/05/2008

Person lost on the marshes

Assisted

1

30/06/2008

Capsized Canoe

Lives Saved

1

08/03/2008

wind surfer at Ainsdale

Stood Down

04/03/2008

4 boys stuck in quick sand

Lives Saved

4

2007

02/09/2007

Windsurfer at Ainsdale

Lives Saved

1

22/07/2007

Fishing boat Northern Lights engine problems towed to Ainsdale

Assisted

2

24/01/2007

Woman with leg injury

Stood down

 

2006

05/11/2006

Woman rescued on beach

Assisted

1

28/10/2006

Man cut off by tide at Southport

Stood down

21/10/2006

Kite surfer in difficulty

Lives Saved

1

23/09/2006

Beach search for Missing person

Stood down

17/09/2006

Two persons on the beach cut off by the tide

Stood down

27/07/2006

Suicide attempt off Southport beach

Lives Saved

2

23/07/2006

2 missing Children

Assisted

2

23/07/2006

Sports boat ran aground off lytham

Assisted

7

22/07/2006

Boat with engine problems towed to safety

Assisted

1

17/07/2006

4x4 stuck in the sea, submerged

Assisted

1

07/07/2006

Woman in sea suspected suicide attempt

Stood down

29/06/2006

2 children drifting out to sea on Inflatable Lilo

Stood down

13/06/2006

Man in Marine Lake Clinging to a pier support

Assisted

1

30/04/2006

Flares sighted off the coast

Nothing Found

28/03/2006

Wind surfer

Stood down

25/02/2006

3 Youths lost on beach in falling light

Assisted

3

05/02/2006

2 Youths stranded 3 miles towards Lytham

Lives Saved

2

05/02/2006

Report of missing person in Marine Lake

Nothing found

2005

22/11/2005

Person stuck in mud under the pier

Assisted

1

05/11/2005

walker stranded on the beach

Assisted

2

12/07/2005

Car stuck on beach

Assisted

1

09/07/2005

Speed boat with engine problems towed to shore

Assisted

3

19/06/2005

4 Children feared missing in the sea

Assisted

4

16/06/2005

4 Persons surrounded by water in fog

Lives Saved

4

23/04/2005

Jet ski in trouble

Lives Saved

3

 

2004

01/05/2004

3 Youths in pier channel cut off by the tide

Lives Saved

3

04/02/2004

Attempted Suicide at Southport

Lives Saved

1

2003

01/09/2003

3 Boys missing walking from Southport to Blackpool

Assisted

2

15/06/2003

Kearns Pride-rope around prop towed to South Shore Blackpool

Assisted

2

12/03/2003

People lost in for west of pier

Lives Saved

3

 

2002

15/09/2002

Fishing boat Sabre engine broken down towed to Ainsdale

Assisted

4

18/08/2002

Mud Rescue near Pier

Lives Saved

3

05/08/2002

Missing person search on beach

Assisted

1

03/08/2002

Mud Rescue in the Pier Channel

Lives Saved

3

2001

14/09/2001

Yacht Mumbo Jumbo Aground Off Southport

Assisted

2

30/07/2001

Young Child in sea Feared Missing

Found Safe

1

2000

10/09/2000

Yacht Sparky

Assisted

4

05/09/2000

Yacht Sinking off Southport

Lives Saved

7

20/07/2000

Boat Blue Runner Sinking

Assisted

14/06/2000

Air Ambulance crash in River Mersey

Lives Lost

5

01/06/2000

Elderly man missing on the beach

Assisted

1

05/02/2000

Cover for fire on burning pier at high tide

Assisted

1999

20/10/1999

Crew injured on cable laying vessel

Assisted

1

28/08/1999

Distress flare sited of Southport.

Nothing Found

09/07/1999

Search for Divers 18 miles offshore

Lives Saved

2

04/05/1999

Fishing boat aground, North of Southport beach.

Assisted

3

26/03/1999

Boat in difficulty.

Assisted

2

20/02/1999

Suicide attempt in surf -Stood down at tide line.

Assisted Coastguard.

31/01/1999

Fishing Boat Barnie - Mayday call.

Assisted

2

19/01/1999

Windsurfer

Assisted

2

1998

13/11/1998

Suspect suicide attempt.

Hoax Call

21/10/1998

Red light seen close to tide line - distress Flare.

Nothing Found

28/08/1998

Search local lake for late night swimmer.

Nothing Found

14/09/1998

Microlite in difficulty.

Assisted

1

19/08/1998

Eyebee - 40 Foot barge aground of Ainsdale

Assisted

1

27/07/1998

Yacht in difficulty off Southport

Assisted

3

09/07/1999

Stranded porpoise - returned to sea.

08/04/1998

Stand-bye for aircraft with engine failure on approach to airfield.

1997

31/12/1997

Suicide attempt off pier end

Hoax call.

11/11/1997

Suicide Attempt

Lives Saved

1

25/09/1997

Fishing Boat Shetland

Assisted

1

19/07/1997

Shoreline search for body in water.

Nothing found

01/07/1997

Flare Sighting

Nothing found

08/06/1997

Windsurfer

Assisted

1

31/05/1997

Estuary walker

Assisted

4

04/03/1997

Estuary Walker

Assisted

1

28/01/1997

Estuary Walker

Assisted

1

1996

10/11/1996

3 Divers Missing After Dive in Bay

Lives Saved

3

25/09/1996

Light Aircraft

Lives Lost

2

24/08/1996

Yacht Airy Fairy

Assisted

5

13/08/1996

Constant Friend

Assisted

4

23/06/1996

Day Fishing Boat Mr.-S.

Assisted

3

23/06/1996

Yacht Daytona

Assisted

4

16/06/1996

Light Aircraft

Assisted

1

02/06/1996

Canoeist's

Assisted

2

08/04/1996

Day Fishing Boat Matelot

Assisted

8

06/01/1996

Stalwart Vehicle

Assisted

2

1995

04/11/1995

Estuary Walkers

Assisted

1

Assisted

2

09/07/1995

Yacht Sunrise

Lives Saved

1

01/05/1995

Ski Boat

Assisted

2

11/04/1995

Car in Channel

Assisted

4

1994

23/10/1994

Yacht Eye catcher

Assisted

1

21/08/1994

Mary Elizabeth

Assisted

3

21/08/1994

Inflatable Boat

Assisted

2

02/07/1994

Day Fishing Boat Kingfisher

Assisted

2

14/04/1994

Training Ship Malcolm Miller

Lives Lost

1

1993

23/11/1993

Day Fishing boat Fish Edand Beach Search

Lives Saved

2

14/08/1993

Day Boat Maverick

Lives Saved

2

21/07/1993

Beach Rescue, People in Channel

Assisted

3

03/06/1993

Day Fishing Boat Fish Eagle

Lives Saved

2

03/06/1993

Hovercraft

Assisted

2

14/03/1993

Day Fishing Boat Matelot.

Assisted

2

07/02/1993

Beach Search for 3 Children in Fog.

Assisted

3

31/01/1993

Day Fishing Boat M.V. DIY.

Lives Saved

3

1992

08/11/1992

Day Fishing Boat Foxy Lady

Lives Saved

2

05/11/1992

Shrimper

Lives Lost

1

31/08/1992

Windsurfer

Assisted

1

1991

01/12/1991

Sailing Vessel Peter Jorgis.

Lives Saved

3

22/08/1991

Hovercraft

Assisted

2

29/07/1991

Dingy

Assisted

1

27/05/1991

Yacht Tacit.

Assisted

3

26/05/1991

Yacht aground on training wall

Assisted

3

26/05/1991

Yacht Tacit.

Assisted

3

24/05/1991

Yacht Liberty Belle.

Assisted

6

27/03/1991

Yacht Petra

Assisted

5

 

*Running total is only approximate and does not include Call Outs where the crew were stood down before arriving at the boathouse.

 

 
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