Latest launch information:4th March 2018
Swanage’s inshore lifeboat was tasked this afternoon to assist in a multi-agency search for a missing person. The 67 year old male was reported missing by his wife and Dorset Police were increasingly concerned for his welfare. The lifeboat was requested to search close inshore in Swanage Bay, the Southern end of Studland Bay and finally all of Swanage Bay out to Peveril Point on the way back to the lifeboat station. Conditions were good but the water was very murky following the recent bad weather along with a lot of floating debris. Various targets were checked out but sadly after over 2 hours at sea and with nothing found the lifeboat was stood down. Land based search teams continue the search and Dorset Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:13:04
- Recovery time:15:15
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Swanage area
(Helm) Tom Greasty
ILB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Guy Batiste
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