Thursday, 23 November 2017
Coastguards from many stations across Dorset came and provided additional support here at Swanage with the searches.
It's been difficult for us all but where there are no words , please know the silences are carrying the thoughts of all of you.
Sunday, 19 November 2017
Shortly after returning from the major search the team were paged to a report of a diver in distress under Swanage Pier.
An off duty St Albans Coastguard heard a diver in possible distress being taken on a strong current.
The team arrived to find the male ashore but rather cold.
An ambulance arrived and treated the male which released the Coastguard back to the station.
Friday, 17 November 2017
For the last 24 hours , Dorset Police again requested assistance in the search for Gaia Pope.
Today Volunteer Coastguard Rescue Officers from several Dorset Coastguard stations deployed to assist in the search.
Joined by colleagues from DorSAR , Dog units, Dorset and Wilts Fire and Rescue a full multi agency search was conducted at the direction of Dorset Police.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
Swanage and St Albans Coastguard Rescue Teams, alongside Dorset Police and members of the public have extensively searched the Swanage area for the missing teenager, Gaia Pope.
Dorset Police are now concentrating their search efforts inland and the teams have been stood down.
There are no plans to resume searching the coast and shorelines unless HM Coastguard is instructed to do so by Dorset Police.
We would ask members of public who are continuing or considering joining the search, to not take unnecessary risks or place themselves in danger along the coast
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Saturday, 11 November 2017
Thursday, 9 November 2017
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Both Swanage and St Albans Coastguard Teams have been searching this afternoon for the missing teenager Gaia Pope.
Fifteen Coastguard volunteers conducted a thorough search from Peveril Point and the Downs up the coast path and undercliff to Durlston and from there up to Anvil Point and onto Dancing Ledge.
After over six hours the teams were stood down by the Police and have returned to base to eat and rest and await further instructions.
We understand that members of the public are continuing to search this evening and we would urge you to take great care and please stay away from cliff edges, coast paths etc. These areas have been thoroughly searched today and nobody wants to see further missing persons or injuries etc as a result of searching unfamiliar terrain in the dark.
To repeat: the coastal areas from Peveril Point to Dancing Ledge have all been checked this afternoon.
Monday, 6 November 2017
On Sunday afternoon the team headed out to Old Harry Rocks to practise a rope rescue.
A low tide enabled a safe area at the base of the cliff.
The face of the cliff was very loose and slippery to get to the casualty who had slipped down the 90ft cliff
The first technician arrived and treated the casualty requesting further assistance.
Down came a further two team members to assist.
The casualty was placed on the stretcher.
The casualty being lifted back to the top of the cliff.
The team at the top worked hard to carry out several descents and lifts.
It's all about being a volunteer Coastguard, how do you spend your Sunday's?
Sunday, 5 November 2017
Along with colleagues from the RNLI ILB the team arrived and started to search from Ballard to the Bull and Boat.
The team spoke to several people but no one had seen this male.
Speaking to the 1st informant it was confirmed the location of the last sighting which was checked so it's presume the person had managed to reach safety before the rescue assets arrived.
Swanage RNLI ILB searching
The high tide North of Sheps Hollow