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D-class lifeboat launched in early morning call to injured person in the water

Lifeboats News Release

The first call out of July came very early in the morning when a person was injured when entering the water from the Stone Quay in Swanage.

Swanage inshore lifeboat


Swanage inshore lifeboat
The inshore lifeboat (ILB) launched quickly and was on the scene just a couple of minutes later. The casualty had sustained an injury when entering the water and had been helped from the water by paramedics. The volunteer lifeboat crew stepped ashore to offer assistance as treatment was given and, a short time later, were able to return to station as Paramedics and volunteer Coastguards had the situation in hand.

The ILB was washed down and made ready for further service before the crew returned to their homes to try to catch up on some sleep.

ILB Crew: (Helm) Tom Greasty, Matthew Steeden, Darren Tomes, Sam Aggas
Shore Crew: (Winchman) Andy Redout, Jamie Trumper, Martha Tavinor

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