Coastwatch Tay Incidents Summary Archive

We have provided here some archive data of incidents which Coastwatch Tay have initiated or had active involvement.

In line with Coastwatch Tay data protection policy which is designed to protect sensitive or confidential data, we no longer publish our current active incident log.

By providing this incident archive we hope to demonstrate the type of services we undertake for our community and to ensure that potential recruit volunteers understand the nature of our services.

Date /Time (LST) 

Location

Incident, Action Taken, Report

Initiated By

Coastguard

 RNLI 

04.08.2013
17:04hrs 
Broughty Ferry, Dundee Requested by Aberdeen Coastguard to keep lookout for missing jet ski's possibly off the Broughty Ferry to Monifieth area. Duty watch commence survey of area. Ski's located by Broughty Ferry Lifeboat and towed to harbour.

MCA Aberdeen  Yes   Yes
25.11.2012 14:14hrs River Tay off Tentsmuir point  Report received from distressed jet skier reporting two of his friends were in difficulty at the mouth of the Tay as their ski's have broken down and they are unable to remount due to heavy seas.

First informant has directly alerted RNLI Broughty Ferry.

Coastwatch Tay alert Aberdeen coastguard via landline telephone and pass make, model, colour and description of casualty jet ski and details of clothing and equipment worn by the two casualties in the water.

Broughty Ferry RNLI ILB & ALB tasked, Arbroath RNLI ALB tasked,  Carnoustie, Arbroath and St Andrews coastguard rescue teams tasked to to carry out shoreline searches.

Coastwatch Tay observers with optical aids deployed to Broughty Ferry, Monifieth and Carnoustie beaches to keep a look out for casualties.

Royal Air Force search & rescue helicopters 137 & 131 tasked and carryout search of sea area.

Strathclyde Police Helicopter tasked and also searching.

RNLI Lifeboats launch numerous flares to light up search area.

Both males located by Arbroath RNLI ALB after they had heard whistles. Both casualties airlifted to hospital for medical attention.

MOP Yes   Yes
19.11.2012 21:15 hrs Broughty Ferry beach   Report of a 8 ft whale or dolphin ashore at Grassy beach, Broughty Ferry.

Coastwatch Tay patrol attend to find badly decomposed dolphin.

SSPCA also attend,

Aberdeen Coastguard, Scottish Marine Strandings Coordinator and BDMLR informed.

MOP 
 
Yes   No
03.11.2012 13:10hrs Monifieth, Angus Member of the public reports sighting of possible PIW (person in water) off Monifieth.

Carnoustie Coastguard on scene. RNLI Broughty Ferry ILB launched and established that the target was actually a log / shovel.
 
MOP / Coastwatch   Yes  Yes
07.10.2012 13:17hrs  Abertay sands at Lady bouys, Tay estuary
 
Received call via landline from Aberdeen coastguard reporting a yacht aground on Abertay sands. Asked if we can see casualty and if so can we keep observation on until RNLI lifeboats on scene.

RNLI Broughty Ferry ALB & ILB tasked by Coastguard to incident.
 
MCA   Yes Yes 
06.10.2012 19:35hrs  Tentsmuir Forest / Beach, Fife  Coastwatch Tay carry out visual search using Leviathan 25 x 100 observation binoculars of Tentsmuir beach to Tayport from lookout after reports of human casualty.
 
19:43hrs - Bearing to flashing light target passed via landline telephone to Aberdeen coastguard.

Target turned out to be the St Andrews Coastguard team who had located the casualty.
 
 MCA Yes   No
02.10.2012 11:00hrs  Shore at Fishers Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee Received call from MOP reporting a stranded dolphin at east side of Broughty Ferry RNLI lifeboat station.

Coastwatch patroller attended locus to find a 5ft dolphin which had obviously been dead for a while on beach.

Local authority contacted to arrange disposal.

MOP  Yes   No
28.09.2012 11.48hrs  Douglas Tce, Broughty Ferry, Dundee  Telephone calls received from members of the public reporting numerous dead sea birds along shoreline at Douglas Terrace, Broughty Ferry.

Coastwatch patrol attend at locus and count upwards of 10 dead Guillemots and 5 Razor Bills dead on beach.

SSPCA contacted via telephone and situation reported.
 
MOP   No  No
24.09.2012 16:40hrs  Broughty Ferry off Windmill Car Park PIW (person in water) reported off Broughty Ferry Castle, Coastwatch personnel scan area with binoculars and observe a live female casualty in water. 

RNLI Broughty Ferry ILB and ALB Launched by MCA to incident.

Casualty recovered and  rushed to RNLI boat shed.

Police on scene and Ambulance in attendance.

MOP   Yes Yes 
29.08.2012
15:24hrs
River Tay at Lucky Scalp  15:24hrs - Coastwatch patroller observed a small boat approx 15ft in length drifting on an ebb tide off Lucky Scalp in Tay estuary.  Three adults onboard one of whom is trying to start an outboard engine.

15:33hrs - Description of vessel and bearing taken to casualty vessel and passed to Forth Coastguard via 999 system.

RNLI Broughty Ferry ALB launched to assist casualty.

15:39hrs - Coastwath patroller takes new bearing on casualty and passes update via 999 system to Forth Coastguard.

Casualty craft towed to Broughty Ferry harbour.

 
CWS   Yes Yes 
09.07.2012 12:04hrs Monifieth, Angus  Whilst on a routine patrol Coastwatch mountain bike patrollers were informed by police of a missing person thought to be in the Broughty Ferry/ Carnoustie /Monifieth area. Patrollers requested to keep a lookout. Coastwatch patrollers commence a visual search of shoreline from Broughty Ferry to Monifieth.

RNLI Broughty Ferry lifeboats also involved in search of coastline.

Upon arrival at Monifieth, Coastwatch patrollers are joined by Carnoustie coastguard team. Coastwatch patrollers offer services to Carnoustie Station Officer, patrollers requested to search area above shoreline heading west to Broughty Ferry and Stannergate.

As Coastguard and Coastwatch personnel were about to commence searching order recieved from Forth Coastguard to stand down and return to sation as Misper had been located and was on route to hospital.

Police  Yes  Yes 
25.06.2012 21:40hrs Broughty Ferry harbour, Dundee  Request received from Tayside Police Insp to assist in hasty search of area for elderly female suffering from dementia.

Coastwatch mountain bike patrollers Lynn Bell & Frank Burke were tasked to search local playparks, public gardens, coastal footpath, rock garden, nature reserve.

22:00hrs Search up scaled and Coastguard team searching beach area, RNLI Lifeboats searching along coast. Police patrols searching town, Police search dogs searching. 

00:14hrs Misper located by police safe and well outwith Broughty Ferry area.
 
Police  Yes  Yes 
12.05.2012 17:55hrs River Tay at Broughty Ferry off Esplanade at mussel beds / Lady bank area.
After being informed by a member of the public Coastwatch officers observe a white motor vessel approx 7m in length with 3 adult pax onboard which appears to have broken down east of mussel beds near Lady bank.

A rhib which was operating in area took casualty vessel in tow and both vessels now safe alongside at Broughty Ferry harbour.

HM Coastguard contacted via telephone and sitrep passed.

MOP   Yes No 
28.04.2012 20:52hrs Off Broughty Ferry castle rocks, Dundee  Yellow jet ski with one adult male upon observed being driven within harbour area and then out into river.  Ski engine sounds poorly.

Watchkeepers observe driver of ski fall from craft. Ski does not stop and continues at speed to enter harbour and hits harbour wall at west pier.

Ski driver looks to be having trouble with cold shock and is lying on his back.

HM Coastguard alerted via 999 system.

Coastwatch officer rushs to harbour and deploy a rescue throwline, casualty recovered to steps on west side of harbour and then assisted up ladder to quayside. Casualty cold and exhausted, his wet suit not zipped closed properly allowing water in. He is also wearing waterproof trousers over wet suit, these trousers have filled with water and were dragging him under. 

HM Coastguard given update via 999 system. 

RNLI Broughty Ferry ILB in attendance who check casualty over and recover ski to slipway.

Casualty exausted but now okay and thankful for assistance.

HM Coastguard Carnoustie team in attendance.

Coastwatch give driver instructions about how to use and why a kill cord should be used to prevent such incidents.

CWS  Yes  Yes
23.04.2012 19:29hrs River Tay off Broughty Ferry castle, Dundee
Coastwatch watchkeepers observe a jet ski with one adult male upon brokendown and drifting south east in ebb tide. Male raising and lowering his arms to signal distress and shouting for help. Ski driver enters water in an attempt to paddle craft ashore but current and tide to strong, Male manages to climbs back onboard craft.

HM Coastguard alerted via 999 system. Location and description of casualty vessel and occupant passed.

Broughty Ferry RNLI inshore lifeboat tasked by HMCG to rescue mission.

Casualty craft taken in tow and now alongside at Broughty Ferry harbour slipway.

CWS   Yes Yes 
22.04.2012 22:50hrs Castle Approach slipway, Broughty Ferry, Dundee
Coastwatch patrol observe a 4x4 vehicle with boat on trailer stuck on beach opposite slipway. As incoming tide the vehicle front end had sunk into sand up to axle.

Occupants had contacted HM Coastguard and local authority fire service for assistance. Advised to contact local recovery company.

Coastwatch volunteer who owns a 4x4 vehicle attached towing stops to casualty vehicle, boat launched off trailer to lighten load and casualty vehicle towed off beach.

Boat taken to Broughty Ferry harbour slipway and recovered safely.

 
CWS   Yes No 
08.04.2012
15:10hrs
Opposite Brook Street,/ Esplanade Broughty Ferry, Dundee Coastwatch foot patrol observe a  motor vessel approx 4.5m in length with 2 adult pax and 1 child pax onboard, broken down and drifting.

Broughty Ferry ILB & ALB launched by HMCG and casualty taken in tow to Broughty Ferry harbour.

NK  Yes 

Yes 

27.03.2012
12:46hrs

Castle Green, Broughty Ferry Dundee

Watch keepers assist Tayside Fire & Rescue to search for and locate a child reported to have head stuck in railings at play park opposite Coastwatch operations base.

Father & child located. Child freed by parent prior to Fire & Rescue arrival.

Child not injured, no medical assistance required.

Watch keepers thanked for assistance. 

 MOP

No 

 No

01.03.2012
23:15hrs

 Tay Road bridge

Watch keepers keep observation on Tay road bridge as reports of dispondent male threatening to jump.

Broughty Ferry lifeboats in attendance.

Carnoustie Coastguard in attendance.

 Police

Yes 

 Yes

24.12.2011 01:35hrs

Beach opposite Ruby Tce, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Telephone request from BDMLR to check reports from Police that sick seal on beach.  Patrol attend and find a healthy 40kg approx, weaned possible bearded seal pup. Upon being approached the animal made back into water and swims away.

BDMLR 

No 

 No

23.12.2011 10:30hrs 

Slipway at Gray Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Telephone request received from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) to check on seal pup reported to be onshore at slipway at Gray Street. Patrol attend and find an injured weaned grey seal pup with its lower jaw severly damaged.  SSPCA contacted and animal put to sleep by attending vet.

BDMLR 

 No

 No

25.11.2011 12:06hrs

Fisher Street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

At the request of Dundee City Council Emergency Planning officer, Three Coastwatch volunteers assist with sand bagging of elderly persons properties as forecast of high winds combined with high tide (6m) at 02:56hrs, could cause flooding of properties.

Dundee City Council EPO 

No 

 No

26.11.2011 20:50hrs

Windmill car park, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Coastwatch patrol logged details of a vehicle parked in the waterfront car park on 21.11.2011. As it was now five days later and vehicle had not moved, vehicle vrn & details passed to Tayside Police incase vehicle had been stolen.

Police established contact with keeper, all in order.
 

Coastwatch 

No 

No

19.11.2011 10.30hrs 

River Tay off Esplanade, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Coastwatch duty officers observe Jet ski broken down in Tay opposite Esplanade, Broughty Ferry. 

Forth Coastguard advised.

Brokendown craft being taken in tow by another jet ski and now safely back into Broughty Ferry harbour.

Forth Coastguard given update.
 

Coastwatch 

Yes 

 No

10.11.2011 16.05hrs

Broughty Ferry harbour, Dundee

Coastwatch duty officer hears woman screaming and shouting for help at harbour. Duty officer establishes that an elderly dog had fallen from the harbour wall and was drowning. Members of the public trying to reach dog with rescue pole.

Forth coastguard alerted via 999 system and advised of incident.

Broughty Ferry RNLI ILB launched to incident.

Dog now been in cold water for approx 20mins now unable to keep head above water.  Emotions from public watching incident very high. Coastwatch officer on scene advises public not to enter water to rescue dog.  Adult male disregards advice and strips off clothing and jumps into water and swims out to recover dog to harbour steps.

Forth Coastguard advised of ongoing developments.

Animal recovered to castle pier steps, dog poorly given first aid by Coastwatch officer and rushed to local vet by owner.

Adult male recovered from water and given towel and  blanket by Coastwatch officers.

Broughty Ferry RNLI ILB returns to station.

Coastwatch

Yes 

 Yes

27.10.2011 10.50hrs

Tay Road Bridge, Dundee

Coastwatch keep visual watch of bridge from lookout as police deal with incident involving despondent male threatening to jump.

Male jumps from bridge into Tay.

Broughty Ferry RNLI ILB & ALB standing by on scene out of sight of despondent. ILB quickly recover casualty and passed to awaiting ambulance for onward admission to hospital.

 NK

 Yes

 Yes

02.09.2011 16:40hrs

River Tay off Newcombe Bouy

Coastwatch watchkeepers carry out visual search using binoculars of area after reports of possible body in water reported by Forth Coastguard.

Large dark log, approx 2m length observed which looks like a person lying back in water with toes and head up.

Also large dead grey seal seen on shorelineoff Beach Crescent, Broughty Ferry.

Forth coastguard contacted via landline and given information update.

 MOP

Yes 

 Yes

27.08.2011 09:50hrs

Broughty Ferry foreshore at Church Street.

Received a telephone call reporting a sick / stranded adult seal on peeble beach.

Scottish SPCA contacted via landline.

MOP 

No 

No 

03.07.2011 16:50hrs 

 Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee.

Coastwatch patrol alerted via telephone by Beach Lifeguards that a 2yr old child had been reported missing on the beach.

Coastwatch patrol commence visual search of beach and shoreline.

Beach Lifeguards telephone to report child found safe and well.
 

DCC Beach Lifeguards 

NK 

NK 

03.07.2011 14:20hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee

Whilst Coastwatch volunteers were providing safety assistance for a charity beach walk organised by Radio Tay they were approached by a distraught mother who reported that her 4yrs old male toddler was missing from the Gala Day event at Castle Green, and as he had said he wanted to go to the water she was very concerned for his safety.

DCC Beach Lifeguards alerted and description passed via telephone.

HM Coastguard alerted via telephone.

RNLI Inshore lifeboat launched in search.

Coastwatch patrol using binos commence visual search of beach, shoreline and sea.

Beach Lifeguards carry out hasty search of very busy beach area.

Tayside Police & Community wardens search Gala day event.

After approx 45mins toddler found safe and well in Broughty Ferry Gala day event at Castle Green.

Coastwatch 

 Yes

Yes 

02.07.2011 16:05hrs

 Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee

Coastwatch patrol assisted beach lifeguards deal with an adult female who had been found collapsed on the beach.

Female uninjured but under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Police requested via non emergency number.

Female taken home.

Beach Lifeguards 

 No

 No

19.06.2011 04:15hrs 

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee

Coastwatch volunteer observed a female, fully clothed walking headlong into the sea until water up to her neck level.

Police alerted via 999 system.

Upon hearing the coastwatch volunteer the female stopped but remained nearly fully submerged in the sea until the police arrived to assist.

Police patrol attend at locus and female taken into protective care.

Coastwatch 

No 

 No

13.06.2011 13:38hrs 

Esplande /Panmure street, Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Call received from member of the public reporting an inflatable caneo lying in dunes next to footpath.  Coastwatch patrol attend at locus and indentify it as one seen by watch keepers being used by youths at Broughty Ferry harbour on Sunday. Youths had come out of the water safely and  dragged craft away.

Tayside Police contacted via non emergency number and craft taken in as found property.

MOP 

No 

No 

14.05.2011 14:00hrs

Tay off Tentsmuir point, Fife

Watchkeepers observed a Yacht  which looks to be very close to shore and possibly aground in area east of Lucky Scalp at Tentsmuir beach.

Bearing taken and observed for 10mins.

As ebb tide details passed to HM Coastguard who diverted Broughty Ferry RNLI ALB from exercise to assist yacht into deeper water.
 

Coastwatch 

Yes 

 Yes

28.04.2011 13:16hrs

Tay off Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Watchkeeper observed an inflatable boat with one female adult onboard having sporadic engine failure problems.

Bearing and distance taken to casualty craft and information passed to Forth Coastguard.

Broughty Ferry RNLI ILB launched and casualty vessel taken in tow to Tayport harbour.

 Coastwatch

Yes 

 Yes

09.04.2011 18:06hrs to 19:55hrs

Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Request received from Police to keep watch for an elderly gentleman suffering from dementia who was missing from local nursing home. Coastwatch bike patrol search local nature reserve, public gardens, playparks and sand dunes.HM Coastguard team and RNLI ALB & ILB launched in coastal search. Gentleman found safe and well in another area of Dundee.

 Taypol

Yes 

Yes

08.04.2011 14:00hrs

Broughty Ferry harbour, Dundee

Watchkeepers observe PWC (jet ski) being launched into harbour, engine sounds to be not running well. PWC driven out of harbour mouth where upon the engine stops, rider unable to restart. Coastwatch patrol attend at castle peir and deploy 25m throwline to PWC and tow back into harbour slipway. PWC recovered and taken away.

Coastwatch 

Yes 

No 

07.04.2011 13:38hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee

Duty watchkeepers observe PWC's (Jet Skis) in water off Broughty Ferry Castle. One jet ski doing fast turns hit a large wave which through rider off into water. Rider slowly scrambles back onto ski and drifts into rocks at castle. Rider lying prone on ski facing aft and looks to be in great pain. CWS patrol attend as ski now into beach and rider complaining of severe pain in lower right leg. Leg looks to be in deformed position and fractured..

HM Coastguard alerted via 999 sytem.

Scottish Ambulance service alerted via HM Coastguard.

HM Coastguard Carnoustie Coast Rescue Team on scene.

Casualty recovered to ambulance and taken to hospital.

Coastwatch 

 Yes

 No

04.04.2011 15:15hrs

Broughty Ferry harbour, Dundee

Observed from lookout a male aged approx 20's, driving PWC (Jet Ski) at high speed, doing fast turns and doughnuts within inner harbour area caused rider to fall off. Rider wearing jeans and sweatshirt with pfd unable to swim and shouting for help.

Male on slipway wearing only tracksuit jumped into water to assist, swims to pwc, boards and also flipped craft over, now both males  in need of assistance.

HM Coastguard informed. Already aware as MoP had called in.

Coastwatch patrol make way to slipway with rescue throwlines.

Both males self rescue to slipway prior to arrival of Broughty Ferry inshore lifeboat. Lifeboat crew check both males offer medical attention which was declined and return to station.

MoP 

 Yes

Yes 

01.02.2011
18.18hrs

Broughty Ferry beach Dundee

Patrol observed a car being driven down slipway at Castle Approach onto beach. Car stuck in sand on beach.

Tide out.

HM Coastguard informed via non emergency telephone number.

Vehicle recovery service arrive and recover vehicle to car park.

Coastwatch 

Yes 

No 

11.01.2011
08:38hrs

Broughty Ferry beach Dundee

Call received from dog walker reporting a live stranded dolphin on beach. 

British Divers Marine Life Rescue alerted.

HM Coastguard informed of situation.

Civil Defence Water Rescue Unit alerted
  

MoP / Coastwatch 

Yes 

No

 01.01.2011
14:00hrs

Broughty Ferry Castle, Dundee

CW patrol who were on duty at the annual 'dook' were alerted by Police to a female in her 20's who had collapsed at the BF castle entrance. CW patrol,who are first aid trained, attended. 

Casualty had fainted but although feeling sick and cold was not injured. CW patrol wrapped casualty in emergency foil blanket and assisted her to parents car to be taken home.

 Taypol

No

No

09.08.2010 / 21:30hrs

Douglas Terrace, Broughty Ferry

CW provide visual search assistance from lookout in search for IC1 male, 60 - 65yrs old reported to be upset and may have made way to river area. Broughty Ferry lifeboats launched, Carnoustie Coastguard Rescue Team search shoreline and Police search parks and streets.

 

MCA

Yes

Yes

20.07.10 / 19:35hrs

Beach Crescent / Gray Street, Broughty Ferry

Observed from look out, an adult male fall approx 7ft from footpath down onto pebble beach and bang head and back on concrete slope. Casualty lying on his back and conscious.

 

Alerted Ambulance EMDC via 999 system, already aware as MoP had made call.

 

Ambulance attended.

 

Coastwatch

No

No

13.07.10 / 19:34hrs

Douglas Terrace, Broughty Ferry

Report received about sick seal on beach. Seal rescue team contacted and will attend.

MoP / Coastwatch

No

No

04.07.10 / 17:10hrs

River Tay off Scalp

Observed windsurfer in distress unable to keep craft upright due to high winds, force 5 - 6.

 

Alerted Forth Coastguard MRCC and gave description and bearing on casualty.

 

MCA launch Broughty Ferry RNLI ALB.

 

Casualty managed to regain and made shore prior to lifeboat arrival.

 

Sail had approx 6inch rip in middle.

 

Coastwatch

Yes

Yes

28.02.10 / 17:36hrs

Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Patrol observe two 4x4 vehicles and a speedboat on trailer stuck on sandy beach at Castle Approach slipway. Civil Defence team assist drivers to dig vehicles out and then tow vehicles and boat onto concrete slipway.  

Coastwatch

No

No

28.02.10 / 17:45hrs

Broughty Ferry harbour, Dundee

Patrol observe adult male fall from east harbour wall into inner harbour water.  Patrol attend at locus and assist male up ladder back onto quayside. Male unhurt and although soaking wet, refused medical assistance being called and drove away in his car.

Coastwatch

No

No

16.02.10 / 21:55hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee

Patrol observe a car stuck on the beach just off Windmill car park. Two occupants out of vehicle.  Police informed and attend at locus. Civil Defence team use 4x4 to recover vehicle to slipway. 
 

Coastwatch

No

No

30.01.10 / 10:34hrs

Broughty Ferry Grassy beach, Dundee.

Patrol gives first aid to member of public who had twisted her ankle and grazed her arm whilst walking on beach.


Ambulance called. 


Broughty Ferry Grassy beach, Dundee. Patrol gives first aid to member of public who had twisted her ankle and grazed her arm whilst walking on beach. Ambulance called.

 
 Broughty Ferry Grassy beach, Dundee. Patrol gives first aid to member of public who had twisted her ankle and grazed her arm whilst walking on beach. Ambulance called.  Broughty Ferry Grassy beach, Dundee. Patrol gives first aid to member of public who had twisted her ankle and grazed her arm whilst walking on beach. Ambulance called.  

Coastwatch

No

No

09.08.09 / 22:40hrs

Broughty Ferry Harbour, Dundee.

Coastwatch patrol hear child shouting loudly "Dad are you out there"  from  harbour area. CW patrol investigate and are  informed by wives and family of boat owners that their 17ft motor vessel with 3 adults and 1 teenager onboard which had set out to sea at approx 15:00hrs from Broughty Ferry had not returned and was now well overdue.
 
Full description of vessel and a contact mobile telephone number obtained and passed to HM Coastguard.

HM Coastguard request launch of Broughty Ferry RNLI ALB & ILB.

Casualty vessel located by RNLI off Buddon Ness - GAA sands and towed back to RNLI emergency mooring as tide out and harbour now dry.

Both the main outboard and standby outboard engines on casualty vessel had broken down.

All persons although cold and hungry, safe and well. (No flares, vhf radio, food, torches or gps onboard. Mobile phone battery almost flat).  

Coastwatch

Yes

Yes

07.08.09 / 13:00hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee.

Patrol alerted by carers that a 9yr old, male special needs child was missing on busy beach between Windmill toilets & Castle Approach area. Description of child passed to Beach Lifeguards. CW patrol check sea and assist carers to search beach.  Child found safe and well by carers

MoP / Coastwatch

No

No

02.08.09 / 16:24hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee.

Telephone message received from MVS Launch Badger reporting that they had observed three young children out on the rocks off Broughty Ferry Castle in a position which MVS felt was liable to become a potential safety issue, as tide on way in.

Beach Lifeguards informed.  Lifeguards & Coastwatch patrol investigates and advised children to come onto beach safe area.

 

MVS / Coastwatch

No

No

25.07.09 / 13:15hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee.

Screams for help heard by Coastwatch duty watchers at Broughty Ferry beach, Upon investigation they observe a child approx 75m from the shore in difficulty splashing in an attempt to stay on surface.

HM Coastguard alerted via 999 system. RNLI launched, ambulance requested.

Beach Lifeguards alerted. Coastwatch patrol attend with water rescue throwbags.

Child rescued by two members of the public prior to arrival of lifeguards and RNLI lifeboats.

Child check over on scene by paramedics and declared fit and well.

Coastwatch

Yes

Yes

14.06.09 / 19:45hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee.

Patrol hears screams for help from what turned out to be three children who had been cut of by incoming tide whilst rock pool fishing at Broughty Ferry Castle. Beach Lifeguards off duty so Coastwatch patrol assisted children to shore and reunited them with parents. (Wading depth approx 18inchs, but enough to scare children).

Coastwatch

No

No

10.06.09 / 19:10hrs

Broughty Ferry Castle, Dundee.

As paraglider comes into land on beach, wind causes him to drift into castle perimeter wall/fence and rigging lines become entangled in perimeter fence. Coastwatch patrol attend and provide ladder in order to help pilot get down from wall and untangle lines. 

Coastwatch

No

No

29.04.09 / 18:15hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee.

Two 4x4 vehicles stuck on sandy beach with incoming tide at Castle Approach. Both vehicles unable to be recovered before tide swamps them. Forth Coastguard MRCC informed. Coastwatch patrol to stay on scene and await arrival of HM Coastguard Carnoustie Team Tractor arrived and pulled them off beach.  

Coastwatch

Yes

No

22.02.09 / 13:30hrs

Broughty Ferry beach, Dundee.

Shore patrol observed a speed boat which had run aground on the beach near the Castle Approach beach slipway. Patrol established contact with crew and asked if they required any assistance. No assistance required as crew members able to pushed vessel into deeper water. 

Coastwatch

No

No

20.02.09 / 09:55hrs

Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

Patrol observed a white speed boat which was stationary in the river Tay off the Newcome buoy.   Forth Coastguard MRCC informed. Broughty Ferry ILB launched. Speed boat with one adult and one child onboard had run out of fuel.  RNLI towed vessel to Broughty Ferry harbour.  

Coastwatch

Yes

Yes

11.02.09 / 09:55hrs

Broughty Ferry Harbour, Dundee.

Received report of two dolphins live stranded on mud at mouth of BF harbour. Patrol attand and confirm animals alive. British Divers Marine Life Rescue  & Shanwell Wildlife Rescue advised. Animals refloated and returned to the wild.

 

MOP / Coastwatch

No

No

17.07.08 / 21:00hrs

Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

Patrol observed dog stuck in mud at BF harbour. Dog rescued by member of public. Tayside Police advised. Hasty search of Broughty Ferry shoreline carried out in case dog owner had taken ill. Nothing found.

Coastwatch

No

No

22.07.08 / 12:05hrs

Grassy Beach, Dundee.

Patrol observed a white yacht to be aground at mouth of Tayport harbour, Fife. Two persons seen to be on board. Forth Coastguard MRCC advised. CW vehicle patrol made way to Tayport and established contact with vessel crew. Fife Police attended.

No distress or apparent danger, skipper got tides wrong and is awaiting HW to refloat.

 

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