Latest launch information:8th August 2019
The busy spell for the Swanage RNLI volunteers continued today. This time the inshore lifeboat (ILB) was tasked to investigate reports of a para-glider in difficulties somewhere between Ballard Point and Old Harry Rocks. His canopy had been seen to collapse and he had gone out of sight. The crew were paged and the ILB was afloat and underway just 9 minutes later. However just as the lifeboat came off its trailer Solent Coastguard confirmed that the para-glider was now with ambulance paramedics. With the situation resolved the crew were stood down and they returned to station where the boat was recovered and washed down ready for the next service.
Lifeboat week 2019 starts tomorrow, Fri 9th August, more details here - www.slbw.org.uk
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:14:04
- Recovery time:14:06
- Location:Ballard Point to Old Harry
(Helm) Darren Tomes
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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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