Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Missing Climber - statement from Dorset Police

Dorset Police have just issued the following statement.


A body found in the water off St Alban’s Head near Swanage yesterday, Tuesday 28 June 2016, has been officially identified by HM Coroner as that of 26-year-old Liam Day from Southampton.

The next of kin have been informed. An inquest will be opened in due course following a post mortem examination. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Liam had failed to return home as expected following a climbing trip to the Swanage area and was reported missing on Wednesday 15 June 2016.





Update - search for missing climber

At 12.27 on Tuesday 28th June 2016 Dorset Police were informed of a person in the water off St Albans Head.

The body of a male was recovered by the RNLI from Swanage.

Identification has not yet taken place but the family of a 26 year old man from Southampton who had failed to return home following a climbing trip to Swanage have been informed of the incident.

Our thoughts go to family and friends.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Peveril Point landing site

Peveril Point temporarily became the busiest landing site in Dorset this afternoon during the airlifting of an injured worker from the boat park.

Rescue 106 was dealing with an incident off Winspit when tasked along with the Air Ambulance to assist a male who had fallen.

The male had been treated by some RNLI crew before being joined by the Coastguard team.




Dorset's air ambulance on the pad


Lifting off with the casualty on board



Rescue 106 landing to pick up the winch man

Monday, 27 June 2016

Studland slip watch

A walk about in Studland found this today.




A project by the National Trust to record coastal errosion. You place your camera / phone in the gap to get the same angle.


And this is the result - let's see what it looks like in 6 months

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Armed Forces Day

Nick and Ian supported Armed Forces Day last night attending a function at a local hotel. #saluteourforces





Nick and Ian with local Frank Roberts , retired from the forces but huge supporter of Armed Forces Day ( he puts the flags up round the town for example )

Friday, 24 June 2016

Treat cliffs with respect

Cliffs aren't the place to walk or take short cuts.




Don't take risks - stay off and use proper foot paths


The views maybe stunning but never take risks


Or you may just find the volunteer rescue teams joining you.

999 Coastguard - stay safe

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Lifeguards and Coastguard in joint training




The team went water rescue training last night with the lifeguards on Swanage Beach. A great exercise to understand each others capabilities.

The lifeguard posted this today - Thank You to Swanage Coastguard for a successful and productive first joint exercise yesterday evening. We look forward to working closely with you this summer.

@Maritime and Coastguard Agency @RNLI
#lifeguards #hmcoastguard #swanageCRT #waterrescue #training #workingtogether #respectthewater

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

When would you call the Coastguard





Emergency at sea or on the coast - call the Coastguard

Even if you think someone is in trouble - call.

HM Coastguard coordinates maritime search and rescue

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Some more cliff photos

A few more images from last weeks cliff training.




Cliff top set up on top of Ballard


Cliff edge signalling to the team behind.


The cliff technician descending the cliff.


Coastguards enjoying themselves !

Monday, 20 June 2016

Those who served





Another little project completed at the station this week , a list of every volunteer who has served in Swanage Coastguard since 1883.

There are over 200 people who have served over the years and all their names are in 5 frames in the entrance way.