Latest launch information:9th November 2020
Swanage’s D class inshore lifeboat (ILB) was tasked at lunchtime today to assist Dorset Police and the volunteers from Swanage Coastguard in a search for a missing person. The search area was from Durlston Head to Old Harry Rocks and the ILB was tasked to search the shoreline for any sign of them. The ILB launched and was quickly on scene and searching. After 10 minutes or so Dorset Police reported that they had found the person safe and well so all units were stood down with their thanks. Once back at station the ILB was washed down and made ready for service.
Don’t forget to watch us on Saving Lives at Sea on BBC2 tomorrow night (Tues 10 Nov) at 8pm.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:13:09
- Recovery time:13:21
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Durlston to Old Harry
(Helm) Matthew Steeden
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