Monday, 2 March 2009

On Friday night

Portland Coastguard requested the launch of the ALB to assist in the search for a missing man who had last been seen swimming out to sea from Sandbanks. Both the Poole lifeboats were on scene, however, presumably because it was night time both 'Flank' stations, Swanage and Mudeford lifeboats were tasked to assist. At about 10pm we were paged but just as the lifeboat was about to launch a call came in to say that Poole ILB had recovered the man and were taking him ashore. Consequently we were stood down. A happy outcome.

Incidentally, this was the first shout for our latest DLA Lynda Oliver who should find it easy to arrive on time as she lives practically next door to the station! Welcome.

This week should be busy as Dave is away, the radio course continues tonight, there is a 'Dry' exercise on Wednesday and a full exercise on Sunday. ILB helmsman in Deasy and DLA is Neil Hardy.

Still having trouble with photos!

1 comment:

bonnie said...

Hooray for happy endings!