Overdue yacht sparks multi-agency search effort

Lifeboats News Release

Swanage all-weather lifeboat was tasked to search for an overdue yacht, last reported in a position 5nm south of Hengistbury Head.

Swanage lifeboat crew

RNLI/Roydon Woodford

Swanage lifeboat crew
The lifeboat launched and made way towards the last known position while awaiting detailed search instructions from the UK Coastguard. Yarmouth lifeboat had also been tasked to the same incident and was soon at Hurst Castle heading into Christchurch Bay.

Before a search pattern was passed to Swanage lifeboat, Yarmouth lifeboat found the overdue yacht and reported all well on board.

With the situation resolved Swanage lifeboat was able to return to station.

ALB Crew: (Coxn) Gavin Steeden, Robert Aggas, Tom Greasty, John Deas, Roydon Woodford, Sam Aggas
Shore Crew: (Head Launch

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