Latest launch information:14th September 2019
Both lifeboats were launched at 14.08hrs to help a multi-agency search taking place for a missing person. The all-weather lifeboat was tasked to search from Peveril Point to Anvil Point while the inshore lifeboat was sent to search from Ballard Point to South beach Studland,
With the search completed and nothing found the all-weather lifeboat was tasked to search Swanage bay en route to Ballard Point where the boats were further tasked to Old Harry, to conduct a similar shoreline search from there back towards Swanage. As this search was nearing completion the all-weather lifeboat was re-tasked (see next incident). The inshore lifeboat completed its search, again with nothing found, and was able to return to the lifeboat station to be made ready for service.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:14:08
- Recovery time:17:30
- Casualty:Missing person
(Helm) Darren Tomes
(Winch) Gary Buglass
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
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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