Well we would like to reassure everyone that it was a training exercise involving the Swanage and Poole Coastguard teams.
What the teams were practising was a mud rescue. The Poole team are the area mud rescue team with members of the Swanage team able to assist if required.
The set up in the park enabled us to lay all the equipment out in the slightly safer and less muddier conditions that Poole Harbour has to offer.
Thanks to the Poole team for coming over tonight.