Latest launch information:26th October 2020
Both Swanage lifeboats along with Poole lifeboat and the volunteers from Swanage Coastguard were tasked to Middle Beach, Studland this evening. A report had been recieved by the UK Coastguard that a person had been seen swimming out to sea and not returning. All units were tasked to search the area and report any findings. The conditions on scene were good for searching and using searchlights, illuminating flares and image intensifiers the area was carefully searched following the Coastguard’s plans. After two hours of searching nothing had been found. Dorset Police confirmed that they had no reports of anyone missing in the area so all units were released to return to their stations.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:17:50
- Recovery time:20:08
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Middle Beach, Studland
(Helm) Gavin Steeden
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Ben Jarvis
Stay on top of what’s happening at Swanage Lifeboat.
Sign up to receive the latest launch info and more.
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.
Site By Design The Box | Copyright © 1999 - 2020, Swanage Lifeboat Station. All rights reserved. | The RNLI is supported entirely by voluntary contributions. | Registered Charity Number 209603.