Latest launch information:15th March 2021
Swanage’s all weather lifeboat ‘George Thomas Lacy’ was tasked this morning to go to the assistance of an unwell crew member aboard a yacht anchored at the Northern end of Swanage Bay. The casualty was suffering with sea sickness along with some other underlying conditions. The lifeboat launched and the volunteers were soon alongside the casualty vessel. Once alongside 2 cas care trained crew members were put aboard to assess the casualty and work out the best way to evacuate. After initial assessment it was requested that an ambulance be dispatched to meet the casualty at the lifeboat station for further checks. The casualty and partner were transferred to the lifeboat and slow speed was made back to the lifeboat station. The lifeboat was recovered to its slipway and the casualty transferred to the crew room to wait for the ambulance paramedics. After a full check up from paramedics the casualty was allowed to return home.
- Sea state:Slight
- Launch time:09:08
- Recovery time:09:54
- Location:Northern end of Swanage Bay
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Paul Bedford
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