Latest launch information:18th August 2020
Both lifeboats were again on service on Tuesday evening to help the volunteers of St Albans Coastguard and Swanage Coastguard with an incident at Dancing Ledge. A member of the public had fallen and suffered a suspected broken ankle on the lowest level of the ledges. The casualty was tended to by Coastguards, who decided that an evacuation by boat was the easiest and safest option.
Both boats launched on a fine evening and were at the scene 10 minutes later. Crew members were placed ashore along with a stretcher and Entonox, a pain-relieving gas. The casualty’s leg was immobilised and a transfer via D class inshore lifeboat to the Shannon class all-weather lifeboat took place.
Both boats and the casualty made their way back to the boathouse where the casualty was handed over to a waiting ambulance. The boats were then washed down and made ready for the next incident, the crew leaving the station for their homes at 7.45pm.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:17:56
- Recovery time:19:45
- Location:Dancing Ledge
(Helm) Becky Mack
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Andy Redout
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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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