Swanage inshore lifeboat crew assist two struggling in strong tide

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage RNLI inshore lifeboat rescued two people yesterday (12 Sept) who were becoming increasingly tired as they were out in a fast flowing tide off Peveril Ledge, Swanage.

Observed by the volunteers at Swanage Coastwatch, the alarm was raised as they watched the pair become tired and making no headway in the strong tidal conditions.

The Swanage inshore lifeboat launched and was quickly on scene and although generally both well, required assistance in getting back to shore.

Both were taken onboard the inshore lifeboat along with their kayak and paddle board and taken back to the lifeboat station so they could warm up.

Tom Greasty, helm of the inshore lifeboat said: ‘The tidal flow can be dangerous off Peveril and we are pleased they were spotted. If you see anybody in danger please dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’

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