Latest launch information:21st October 2018
Both of Swanage’s lifeboats were requested to launch just before lunchtime on Sunday 21 Oct after the UK Coastguard received a report of an injured person at the base of the cliff 0.75Nm West of Anvil Point lighthouse. The UK Coastguard also tasked the volunteers from Swanage & St Albans Head Coastguard and the rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent. They were joined by Dorset Police and Dorset ambulance. The inshore lifeboat was first to arrive on scene and located the climbers who had raised the alarm. Two crewmembers were put ashore to gather more information. The Coastguard helicopter was next on scene, their paramedic was lowered to the lifeboat before being transferred to the inshore lifeboat to be put ashore to assess the casualty. Sadly the casualty was declared deceased so a plan was agreed to extricate them from the scene and take them back to the lifeboat station to be handed over to police and ambulance so they could continue their investigations. Our thoughts are with the casualty’s family and friends at this time.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:12:22
- Recovery time:16:47
- Location:West of Anvil Point
(Helm) Robert Aggas
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
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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