Latest launch information:14th January 2018
A report of personal items found on the beach at Swanage caused the UK Coastguard to ask the Swanage Coastguard volunteers to carry out a search along the shoreline, northwards from the pier. At 1034hrs the inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested to help with the search and launched a short time later.
The ILB searched close inshore round to Ballard Point while the coastguard worked along the beach, nothing was found on the first pass.
As the Shannon class Swanage lifeboat was exercising with Poole lifeboats in Studland at the time, it was easy for her to also join the search, standing a little further out to sea and searching from north to south, still with nothing found.
Further passes of the area by the coastguard and the ILB revealed nothing, and the UK coastguard were happy to cancel the search at around 1115hrs, with the boats back ashore at 1125hrs
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:10:45hrs
- Recovery time:11:25hrs
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Swanage Main Beach
(Helm) Darren Tomes
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Ian Langdon
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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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