Latest launch information:8th June 2019
A strong south-westerly wind blowing offshore from Studland caused two paddleboarders to get into difficulties when they realised they couldn’t return to shore against the wind.
One of the boarders raised the alarm by calling their family and Swanage’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) was requested. It was decided to launch both boats, due to the sea conditions, and a few minutes later the volunteer crews took the boats to sea.
Ten minutes after launch the two paddleboards were located a mile offshore. They were recovered to the all-weather lifeboat for the trip back into Studland Bay where the ILB took them and their equipment to shore where they were met by Swanage coastguard volunteers and family members.
Both lifeboats were then able to return to station.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:13:36
- Recovery time:14:19
- Location:Studland Bay
(Helm) Matthew Steeden
(Winch) Paul Bedford
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Ben Jarvis
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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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