Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Friday, 2 December 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
This chart shows where the UK's search & rescue helicopters were deployed in the period July - September 2016, and you can see several dots in the Swanage area.
In all, we worked alongside the Coastguard helicopter 8 times in that period, plus a ninth occasion supporting the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
In October and November we were in action with the helicopter a further four times. Mostly, we get to see Rescue 106 flying from Portland, but we also work with Rescue 104 from Lee on Solent on occasions
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
The Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams along with both RNLI lifeboats were requested to search for a missing male.
Despite searching for over two hours, nothing was located.
The rescue units have been stood down pending any further information.
Monday, 28 November 2016
Saturday, 26 November 2016
Derek was very well known in the village and worked for the National Trust.
The team worked on many incidents with Derek over the years on the beach and no incident or situation was a problem for him.
He helped us on several occasions when we got stuck on the beach.
He will be sadly missed by us all in the Coastguard and our thoughts are with his family , friends and the community of Studland.
Friday, 25 November 2016
The teams pagers were activated this afternoon along with the towns RNLI inshore lifeboat.
A 999 call reported a person in the water off the old pier.
On arrival the person who had been sailing in a small dinghy had managed to get ashore having suffered a dismast on the sailing dinghy.
With everyone safe the team returned to their station.