Latest launch information:11th July 2018
Both of Swanage’s Lifeboats were tasked this afternoon to a report of a person potentially cut off by the tide to the East of Clavell Tower, Kimmeridge. The person had been spotted by a member of the public walking the coast path. They were concerned that they would not be able to walk out from their location with the incoming tide. The lifeboats launched with the all-weather lifeboat arriving on scene first. A quick shoreline search was carried out while the volunteers from Kimmeridge Coastguard located and spoke to the first informant. As they were starting their shoreline search they found a person who said that they been cut off by the tide but they had managed to swim round the headland to safety. Which the situation resolved all units were released to return to station.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:17:06
- Recovery time:18:08
(Helm) Gavin Steeden
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Paul Bedford
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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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