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Busy Weekend For Rescue Services


9:14am 23rd September 2013

It's been a busy weekend for our coastguard service and inshore rescue volunteers in Dorset.

Yesterday afternoon Swanage RNLI Lifeboat and Inshore Lifeboat, Coastguard helicopter Rescue-106 and St Albans Head Coastguards were tasked after a distress call was received from 42ft motor vessel FAM FAM, 2 persons on board, stating that they had run aground on rocks in fog, just west of St Albans Head.  The crew of the casualty vessel took to their tender and were transferred to the Lifeboat once it was on scene.  The motor vessel was freed from the rocks, but suffered a slight ingress of water so was towed to Poole to be met by Poole Coastguards.

Later, Portland Coastguard received a 999 call from a climber reporting his partner stuck at the bottom of the Finale Groove climb near Anvil Point, Swanage. Swanage Coastguards were tasked, assessed the situation and recommended recovery by the Swanage Inshore Lifeboat to be  safest.  The climber was conveyed to the Lifeboat Station at Swanage to be reunited with his climbing partner and equipment.

Earlier in the day Wyke Coastguards, Dorset Fire and Rescue and Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat (Yankee boat) were tasked following a report of a man and child stuck in the mud of the Fleet off Lynch Cove.  Dorset Police also attended and, once on scene, it was discovered that the two had managed to free themselves.

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