Both Swanage lifeboats tasked to an incident in Studland Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Both Swanage Lifeboats were tasked to Studland Bay on 09 April 2022 to assist a father and daughter in difficulties.

Both Swanage's lifeboats launching to a callout in Studland bay

RNLI/Becky Mack

Both Swanage's lifeboats launching
The pair had anchored their boat at the Southern end of Studland Bay so the father could go kitesurfing. Unfortunately the daughter lost sight of her father and was becoming increasingly concerned for his safety. To add to her difficulties whilst trying to start the boat's engine to go and investigate the ignition key snapped off.

A nearby yacht called the UK Coastguard and they requested lifeboat assistance. Fortunately in the time it took the lifeboats to arrive on scene the father had managed to get back to the boat and had also managed to get the boat's engine started. With the situation resolved both boats were released to return to station.

ALB Crew: (Coxn) Dave Turnbull, Robert Aggas, Tom Greasty, Dan Lander, Roydon Woodford, Paul Elleray
ILB Crew: (Helm) Gavin Steeden, Matthew Steeden, Ben Jarvis, Fergus Holland
Shore Crew: (Head Launcher) Paul Bedford, (Winchman) Luke Kill, Andy Redout, Gary Buglass, Felix Williams

Notes to Editors

  • Photograph of lifeboats launching. Credit Becky Mack

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