Latest launch information:29th August 2021
Both Swanage lifeboats were called into service his afternoon to help a multi-agency search for a missing person, believed to be somewhere between St Albans Head and Kimmeridge Bay. The boats launched, to help local coastguard volunteers and police, and proceeded initially to St Albans Head. The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) slowed to searching speed and entered Chapmans Pool while the all-weather lifeboat (ALB) was tasked to head directly to Kimmeridge Bay and search further to the west. Conditions were excellent for searching and both boats were able to cover the coastline, cliffs and caves fairly quickly. In the meantime, St Albans coastguard and Kimmeridge coastguard were searching higher ground including Houns Tout and Swyre Head. Just as the ALB passed Broadbench news arrived that the missing person had been found close to Swyre Head, allowing the UK coastguard to stand down the lifeboats. Both boats and their volunteer crews were back in Swanage at 4.20pm
- Sea state:Smooth
- Boat(s):Both Boats
- Launch time:14:48
- Recovery time:16:20
- Casualty:Missing person
- Location:Kimmeridge Bay
(Helm) Matthew Steeden
(Coxn) Robert Aggas
(Winch) Ben Jarvis
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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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