Latest launch information:23rd February 2019
When Swanage’s volunteer Coastguards saw a kayaker struggling in Studland Bay when they were patrolling, they contacted the UK Coastguard and requested the Swanage Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) attend.
The ILB launched quickly in misty conditions and rounded Old Harry in good time, then contacted the Swanage Coastguard for further information and location details. Swanage Coastguard were able to report that they had assisted the kayaker to shore but asked the ILB to continue to Studland and meet up with the team in case further help was needed.
A short time later, and happy that all was now under control, the ILB was able to stand down and return to station.
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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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