Latest launch information:29th August 2020
An injury sustained while coasteering at Dancing Ledge caused the volunteers from St Albans coastguard and the Swanage lifeboat to be called into action today. Both Swanage lifeboats were launched to the scene and arrived at the same time as the coastguards. The casualty was on a sea-level ledge just west of Dancing Ledge and a crewmember from the inshore lifeboat was put ashore to help with initial assessment and care. The inshore lifeboat got more equipment from the all-weather lifeboat, including pain-relieving gas as the casualty was in considerable pain. An extraction by sea was deemed the safest and simplest option, so the casualty and another member of the party were taken via inshore lifeboat to the all-weather lifeboat and a steady trip back to Swanage began. When in Swanage the casualty was placed into the care of Dorset ambulance paramedics and taken to Poole. The lifeboats were then able to re-house to be made ready to respond to the next incident.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:11:16
- Recovery time:12:50
- Location:Dancing Ledge
(Helm) Tom Greasty
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Andy Redout
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