Latest launch information:8th August 2021
The Swanage RNLI volunteers were woken by their pagers just after 1am this morning. The UK Coastguard requested the launch of the inshore lifeboat (ILB) to go to the assistance of a swimmer off the Stone Quay at the Southern end of Swanage Bay. The ILB was launched and quickly on scene along with the volunteers from Swanage Coastguard, Dorset Police and SW Ambulance. Once on scene the casualty was located at the water’s edge along with another person and some fishermen who had gone in to the water to asssit. Once it was confirmed that all persons were safely out of the water and two people were being checked over by SW Ambulance the ILB was released to return to station.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):D Class
- Launch time:01:16
- Recovery time:01:45
- Location:Stone Quay, Swanage
(Helm) John Deas
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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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