Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Defibrillator at Knoll Beach

The National Trust have moved their defibrillator to enable the public to use in an emergency.

This is attached to the toilet block opposite the visitors centre.

Always call 999 - in a medical emergency.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Missing Swanage Male found safe

The missing male from Swanage has been located safe and well

Just as the team were about to deploy a mobile patrol to assist in locating him, the excellent news came through he had been located.

Dorset Police issued this statement

#breakingnews We are pleased to say that missing 91-year-old Swanage man James MacDonald has been found safe and well in Bournemouth. Thank you for all your support and shares this morning - it really does help.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Team Work in the Purbeck area

Our colleagues in the Police have put together a short film of what a summer is all about.

Its not just the rescues, meetings and training are just as important to prepare for the months ahead.

The 1st of May is the count down to our busy summer.


#Purbeck 999

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.