Latest launch information:12th September 2019
Swanage’s d-class inshore lifeboat (ILB) was launched this afternoon after concerns were raised for 2 people in the tidal race at Peveril Point. One person was on a paddleboard, the other a kayak. The volunteers at Swanage Coastwatch had been watching them for over 30 minutes and were getting concerned that they were now getting tired and making no headway against the strong ebb tide. The ILB launched and quickly located the 2 casualties, they were both OK, one was more tired than the other but they needed assistance. The paddleboarder was taken aboard first then the kayaker. Both were then returned to the lifeboat station to warm up.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:12:12
- Recovery time:12:31
- Location:Peveril Ledge
(Helm) Tom Greasty
ILB Shore Crew:
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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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