Latest launch information:22nd August 2021
Both of Swanage’s lifeboats were tasked this afternoon along with the volunteers from Swanage & St Albans Coastguard and SW Ambulance. A boat had broadcast a ‘Mayday’ at the Northern end of Swanage Bay after one of its crew was injured whilst being towed behind the boat on a kneeboard. The casualty was at the water’s edge but needed evacuation to an ambulance. The lifeboats launched and were soon on scene with the casualty and Swanage Coastguard. The casualty was assessed, immobilised, carefully put in to the lifeboat’s stretcher and then removed from the water. After discussion with the ambulance paramedic it was agreed to take the casualty back to the lifeboat station. The casualty was carefully loaded on to the inshore lifeboat then transferred to the all weather lifeboat. Best speed was then made back to the jetty at the council boatpark where the casualty was handed over to the waiting paramedics. With the casualty now safely ashore the lifeboats were recovered back in to the boathouse, washed down and made ready for the next service.
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:13:52
- Recovery time:14:55
- Location:Northern end of Swanage Bay
(Helm) Darren Tomes
ILB Shore Crew:
(Coxn) Gavin Steeden
ALB Shore Crew:
(Winch) Luke Kill
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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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