Latest launch information:2nd October 2019
Wednesday’s evening training was drawing to a close when the UK Coastguard requested the Swanage all-weather lifeboat perform a cliff-line search from Durlston Head to St Albans Head following concern for a dog owner searching for a missing dog last seen in the Blackers Hole area. The inshore lifeboat (ILB) headed back to station from the training area in Studland Bay, meanwhile the lifeboat proceeded to Durlston Head and began its search around 10 minutes later. Sea conditions by the cliffs were flat, so the ILB was asked to join the search, under the command of a lifesaving manager visiting to help training. Both boats were proceeding West when, just approaching Seacombe quarry, St Albans and Swanage volunteer coastguards reported that they had found both dog and owner safe and well. Both boats were released and were back at station around 10.10pm.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:21:01
- Recovery time:22:10
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Blackers Hole
(Helm) Seb Pinkard
(Winch) Gary Buglass
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Paul Bedford
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