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<font color='#000080'>Latest in from RNLI Swanage.

Date: 30/08/03 Launch time: 17:49 Recovery time: 18:27

Wind speed: 2 Wind direction: W Sea state: Slight

Weather: Fine Visibility: Good Casualty: Diver/Dive boat

Location: 1½ Nm SW, Anvil Point

Crew: S. Williams (Helm), J. Gilmour, J. Bowry
Crew: M. Steeden (Coxn), R. Aggas, D. Corben, P. Elleray,
M. Kent, K. Dimarco, T. Pond, R. Woolford, T. Greasty

Details:
Portland Coastguard requested the launch of both of
Swanage's lifeboats to go to the assistance of a local dive
boat 'Sidewinder'.
The dive boat had been unable to locate 2 divers following
a drift dive across Swanage & Durlston Bays.
Both lifeboats launched and met up with Sidewinder and the
Police launch  'Alarm'  off Anvil Point. A search area was
drawn up and the 4 boats proceeded West in a line a breast
pattern. About 10 mins into the search the crew aboard the
police boat spotted a diver's surface marker buoy.
It was quickly confirmed that these 2 divers were the ones
missing from Sidewinder.
Once it was established that no medical assistance was
required both lifeboats returned to Swanage.


   



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Have done already as an off shore supporter. Hells bells, we are all probably in the Rac or AA for our cars, lets get behind the RNLI as quite rightly stated, the sea takes no prisoners, but also there are no hard shoulders or layby's to pull in and wait, are there !
 

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<font color='#000080'>Your support is appreciated Roy.

[b said:
Quote[/b] ]there are no hard shoulders or layby's to pull in and wait, are there !
Or jump out, when the engine fails to give your boat a push start.
Cheers
Bob
 

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Bob / Roy

Totally agree, call out seems to be a well timed one by the skipper.

Dive Safe

Paul
 
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