Latest launch information:10th June 2020
Both Swanage lifeboats were tasked in the early hours of Wednesday morning to assist the Swanage and St Albans Coastguard volunteers with the recovery of a climber who was stuck on the cliffs to the West of Anvil Point. The lifeboats launched, headed to the scene and were asked to illuminate the area and provide an alternate means of extracting the casualty if required. The casualty was located roughly half way up the cliffs so the area was lit with the lifeboat’s searchlights and the Coastguard cliff rescue teams started setting up their equipment. A cliff technician was lowered down the cliff, checked the climber was OK then carefully recovered her back up the cliff. Once everyone was safely at the top of the cliff the lifeboats were stood down to return to station. Once back at station the lifeboats were washed down, equipment sanitised and checked before the volunteers could return to their beds at around 03:30am.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:00:23
- Recovery time:02:37
- Location:Anvil Point
(Helm) Darren Tomes
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Andy Redout
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