Busy Bank Holiday continues for volunteer lifeboat crew
For the third time in as many days the Swanage lifeboat crew were called upon, this time to launch the inshore lifeboat in search of an overdue swimmer.
On the north side of Old Harry the inshore lifeboat began searching towards Studland and quickly came across a swimmer matching the description of the overdue person. A quick chat ascertained that the swimmer had lost track of time and was happy to accept a lift back to shore to be reunited with family. A false alarm with good intentions, and the lifeboat returned to Swanage less than an hour after launching.
ILB Crew: (Helm) Matthew Steeden, Sam Aggas, Alan Parmenter
Shore Crew: (Winchman) Gavin Steeden, Felix Williams
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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