Latest launch information:14th November 2018
The late season busy spell continues for the volunteers of the Swanage Lifeboat crew when the D Class Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) was called by the UK Coastguard during its routine Wednesday evening training.
A member of the public had found a pair of shoes on the beach and had become concerned, so had contacted the UK Coastguard via a ‘999’ call. In turn the UK Coastguard asked the ILB, already in the area, to investigate.
The ILB quickly found the wet shoes and carried out a shoreline search of the immediate area. As there were no reports of missing persons and several people in the area had seen nothing untoward, the UK Coastguard were happy to release the ILB to continue their exercise.
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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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