Latest launch information:8th February 2020
As Storm Ciara began to build seas and strong winds, the Swanage Lifeboat was requested to join a multi-agency search for a missing person whose bicycle had been found above Chapmans Pool.
Swanage and St Albans volunteer coastguard teams had already joined police in searching the cliff tops and local areas, but conditions made it difficult for them to be sure some sea-level locations had been searched adequately.
The lifeboat launched and quickly arrived at St Albans Head, where a search was made of the cliff line. The lifeboat also entered Chapmans Pool and searched within its confines, but nothing was found. With conditions worsening and the lifeboat unable to search effectively so close to the cliffs, the UK Coastguard requested that the lifeboat return to station.
- Sea state:Moderate
- Launch time:18:06
- Recovery time:19:50
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:St Albans Head
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Andy Redout
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