Latest launch information:16th August 2021
Both Swanage lifeboats were tasked to search for a missing swimmer this morning. The UK Coastguard had received a 999 call from a swimmer stating that they had come ashore but were unable to see their swimming partner. They had been swimming at the Eastern end of Worbarrow Bay and their partner hadn’t been seen for 15 minutes. The lifeboat crew were paged and the lifeboats were soon afloat and making their way to the scene at full speed. Fortunately only a few minutes after launch the Coastguard received another 999 call stating that the missing swimmer had come ashore safe and well. With this news the lifeboats were stood down to return to station where they were washed down and made ready for the next tasking.
- Sea state:Slight
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:11:52
- Recovery time:12:05
- Location:East end of Worbarrow Bay
(Helm) Becky Mack
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Dave Turnbull
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Robert Aggas
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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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