Latest launch information:5th November 2017
The Swanage D Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was tasked to join Swanage volunteer coastguards this morning after the UK coastguard received a call from a member of the public stating they were cut off by the tide at the northern end of Swanage Bay.
The ILB launched and proceeded directly to Shep’s Hollow and started searching from there towards Ballard Point. Meanwhile the Swanage coastguard searched from Ocean Bay towards Shep’s Hollow, as well as arriving at Shep’s Hollow from Ballard Estate.
No one was found during these searches and the tide was now falling, so the UK coastguard were satisfied that nothing further needed to be done at this time. All parties returned to their stations, the ILB being on the slipway at 0945hrs.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:09:09
- Recovery time:09:45
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Sheps Hollow
(Helm) Matthew Steeden
ILB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Richard Lloyd
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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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