Saturday, 30 April 2016

Arrive at Five

It's the May Bank holiday , the sun is shining and that may see an increase in boat usage in the bay.

If you are visiting Swanage and approaching the shore line , SLOW down and respect the speed limit.

Be aware of other users of the bay, especially swimmers and divers.

The speed limit is marked by yellow buoys about 400 metres from the shore.

Lets all work together to keep the area safe.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Teams called for second search

Just before 11pm last night (Thursday) both Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams were tasked to support Dorset Police.

Police had requested the teams to assist in a search for a male missing in the Swanage area.

On arrival at the station and whilst a search plan was being drawn up, Police confirmed the male had been located safely.

The teams stood down and re packed the search equipment.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Somewhere over the rainbow

Search finds missing female

Both Swanage Coastguard and St Albans Coastguard teams were tasked to assist Police around 22.00 at Studland for a missing female.

The Coastguard teams were quickly joined by both the Swanage RNLI Lifeboats.

Search teams deployed covering the cliff tops and the lifeboats searched the base of the cliffs out towards Old Harry Rocks.

Twenty minutes into the search, the RNLI inshore lifeboat crew spotted the female shouting for help at the base of the cliff.

Cut off by the tide the crew picked her up transferred her to the lifeboat, which met an ambulance at North Haven Steps as the effects of the cold were setting in.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Poole Harbour Patrol

Today's patrol concentrated on reaching some of the more remote shoreline of Poole Harbour, which forms the northern boundary of our patch.
We are not often tasked to these areas, such as Ower Quay, Cleavel Point and Goathorn Pier, so it's good to check the tracks are still driveable and we know the way.
What are the chances we get a tasking out this way now?

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Appeal for Missing Poole Man

Missing man, David Horsford, 16 April 2016

Police in Poole are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 67-year-old man who is missing from the town – with a picture of the missing man being released.

David Horsford, of Samson Road, left his home at around 7.30am this morning, Saturday 16 April 2016, after telling his family he was going for a short walk

David is white, five feet eleven inches tall, of slim build and was wearing a black Berghaus jacket and green Craghoppers trousers.

The NPAS helicopter and marine section have been assisting local officers with the search for David.

Chief Inspector Jim Beashel, of Dorset Police, said: “I understand that David has not been in the right frame of mind recently and cannot walk very far. For him to have not have returned home is completely out of character.

"We are releasing a photo of David in the hope that the public may know of his whereabouts. He was wearing the same jacket pictured when he left the house, but has lost some weight since the photo was taken.

“I’d urge anyone who knows of David’s whereabouts or who has seen a man matching his description to contact the police straight away.

“His family are very concerned for his wellbeing and we simply want to know he is safe and well."

Anyone with any information or knowledge as to David’s whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 16:145.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Search at Studland

The team were tasked this evening to assist the Police in a search at Studland.

Police were concerned for a female who may have been on the cliff top around the Old Harry Area.

Coastguard Officers searched the cliff tops and were joined by the new Swanage RNLI Lifeboat and Inshore boat.

The area has been searched and with no further information all search teams have been stood down.

The new Swanage Lifeboat was tasked on it maiden Callout tonight

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Washed up

The strong easterly wind has managed to break the mooring to one of the 5 knots bouys.

The buoy was discovered this morning near to the Spa beach huts.

An email to the Town Council has seen it recovered to be redeployed by contractors.

If you are travelling to Swanage by boat, please observe the 5 knot speed limit .

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Exercise Liftout

The training continues for the team with an exercise to test locating a casualty, first aid and extracting the casualty to a safe location.

Casualty located - young man fallen out the tree with a head injury.

Team arrives, first aid being given

It's all a bit tight but the casualty is carefully strapped to the stretcher and then the long carry out.