This week is carnival time and like many in the town the volunteer Coastguards take the week off from their full time jobs to boost emergency cover and enjoy the week.
So around town you will have found the following team members in strategic locations ready to respond .
Station Officer - beach hut Shore Road
Tom - Carnival Caravan Shore Road
Eric - Commentating the Go Kart competition Shore Road
Nick - Wandering between Sandpit field and Shore Road
Duncan - Drinking Coffee at local coffee shop
Chris - Entertaining family shore Road
Roger - Beach hut shore Road and Mayoral duties as required.
Brian - Sandpit field
Kyle - on duty in Swanage
Today was quiet on the Coastguard front although the strong off shore wind saw, a red beach ball, black rubber ring and green inflatable crocodile blown out to sea.
There was also nearly an incident where a young child was blown out to sea however his parents quickly went to his assistance.
Just a reminder to always keep inflatable toys close inshore and under control.
Tonight saw the Carnvial swim at the stone quay and a lot of competitors in the water. Thankfully no incidents other than a couple of minor 1st aid treatments.