Latest launch information:30th August 2019
Both lifeboats were launched to help a large search taking place for a missing person from Swanage. Police, volunteer coastguards and members of the public were all involved, and the lifeboats joined the search as the light was fading. The Shannon class all-weather lifeboat began by searching close to the boathouse, around the pier and moored boats, while the D-class inshore lifeboat carried out a shoreline search along the main beach towards Ballard point. When the inshore lifeboat approached Ballard Point their searchlight picked out a person on the rocks. This person was ascertained to be the target of the search and was bought back to the boathouse to be met by coastguards, family and friends.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:20:15
- Recovery time:20:51
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Swanage Bay
(Helm) Tom Greasty
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Andy Redout
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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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