Latest launch information:27th February 2019
The Swanage lifeboat volunteers were called to the lifeboat station this afternoon following an unusual request for assistance. South West ambulance were attending to a casualty who had fallen right by the water’s edge on the slippery lower path to the East of the lifeboat station that leads to Peveril Point. The ambulance paramedic had managed to reach the casualty but was unable to move her due to the slippery conditions. The stretcher from the lifeboat was brought to the site and it was slid to the casualty with a rope attached. The casualty was then placed in to the stretcher and gently slid up hill to a much less slippery area. The casualty was then carried to the paramedic car for further assessment. The lifeboat volunteers packed up their equipment and returned to the lifeboat station. All without getting a boat wet!
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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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