Thursday, 9 August 2012

IRT Tasked to Drunken Swimmer.

Both Swanage Coastguard and Swanage ILB (RNLI) were tasked to a person who was reported as drunk who had swam a considerable distance off shore. On leaving the station the team were advised that this person had made shore - the lifeboat was stood down soon after launch but Coastguards proceeded to Studland to offer some words of advice to the swimmer. Apparently the swimmer told people on shore that it was funny that a 999 call had been made.

The swimmer could not be located in person, although after investigation he was found to be a worker at a local hotel. The IRT visited the hotel and spoke to the duty manager who will be discussing the matter with the member of staff in the morning.

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