ILB launches to paddleboarder drifting out to sea

Lifeboats News Release

A member of the public dialled 999 to raise the alarm when they spotted a paddleboard with an adult and a child on in difficulties in Swanage Bay.

Swanage inshore lifeboat


Swanage inshore lifeboat
The volunteers were paged and the inshore lifeboat was soon afloat and heading across Swanage Bay.

After an initial scan nobody seemed to be in any difficulty so some further searching was required.

Along with the volunteers from Swanage Coastguard a search of the local area was carried out and some other paddleboarders confirmed that there had been a paddleboarder in difficulties a little while ago but they had made it ashore and left the area.

The UK Coastguard were content that the situation was resolved all units were released to return to their stations.

ILB Crew: (Helm) Darren Tomes, Gavin Steeden, Andy Redout
Shore Crew: (Head Launcher) Paul Bedford, Phil Palmer, Kay Whittaker, Nigel Bower

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