Ewe rescued from Ivy Cove

Launch No: 201
Craft: Spirit of the Dart. D-702
Thursday, 20 February 2014
Location: Ivy Cove Nr Scabbacombe Head. Start Bay
Photo: RNLI crew
Haydn Glanvill Paramedic to sheep

A member of the public on the Coastal path reported that a sheep was trapped in Ivy Cove. The RSPCA were alerted and they in turn contacted the Coastguard. It was established that there was no safe access from the cliff top. The Coastguard discussed it with Jerry Gilby, the Deputy Launch Authority and the decision was made to launch. Following a "Crew Assemble" the lifeboat launched and located the ewe in the cove. It would have drowned on the incoming tide. The farmer threw down a "dumpy bag" and the ewe was placed in it and carried to the boat. The lifeboat then proceeded to the Kingswear Lower ferry slip where the farmer met them.


Request Received 5:01pm
Time at incident 27 minutes
Time to recovery 1 hour, 49 minutes
Back on Service 7:05pm


Sea/River State Slight
Wind Direction West-Northwest
Wind Strength 7-16 knots

Lifeboat Crew

Andy Pomeroy (Helm)
Haydn Glanvill
Chris Rampling

Shore Crew

Buster Hart (Tractor Driver)
Mark Strudwick (Tractor Driver)
Pete Callis

Deputy Launch Authority

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