Latest launch information:24th October 2017
The UK Coastguard requested both of the Swanage Lifeboats help with a multi-agency search when a 25-year-old man was declared missing earlier today.
Both boats launched with their volunteer crews into a stiff south-westerly wind, tasked with searching the shoreline from Peveril Point to Anvil Point lighthouse. The inshore lifeboat stayed in shallow water at slow speed to check the rocky foreshore while the all-weather lifeboat remained in deeper water searching slightly offshore.
With nothing found when the boats had reached the lighthouse a decision to continue further west was made. However, shortly afterwards a message was received via the UK coastguard that the man had been found safe and well in Swanage and both boats were able to return to station to be made ready for further service.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:08:45
- Recovery time:09:25
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Anvil Point Lighthouse
(Helm) Tom Greasty
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Guy Batiste
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Swanage Lifeboat Station is one of over 230 RNLI lifeboat stations around the coast of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The RNLI is a charity and relies on voluntary contributions from the public to keep its lifeboats at sea. At Swanage we have two lifeboats, an All Weather ‘Shannon’ class lifeboat and a ‘D-Class’ inshore lifeboat. We have a volunteer crew comprising 30 sea going crew and four shore crew who launch and recover the boats.
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