Monday, 31 July 2017

Busy Carnival Day

A busy carnival day yesterday.

A multi agency briefing started the day just before 9am.

10.30 Team called to Ocean Bay after concern the heavy rain had washed the sand away from under a beach hut. Area taped off and liaised with Council for contractor to attend with a digger to replace the sand.

Whilst on the beach the team gave some safety advice to some jet ski riders about the 5 knot speed limit.

12.50 , Team along with Police, Lifeguards and Tourist Information staff search for missing 4 year old. Full team called to assist. Child located safe and well half a mile away and reunited with parents.

15.00 Team joined by colleagues from St Albans Coastguard for the carnival procession.

Just after 16.00 team tasked to Studland after an empty jet ski was found drifting off Old Harry. Both Swanage Lifeboats were sent and started searching for a missing person. Rescue 175 was scrambled from Lee on Solent.
Full Coastguard team tasked to carry out shore line search from Old Harry to Poole Harbour entrance. Some detective work from the team spotted a large motor boat off South Beach with a similar jet ski on board, Swanage ILB tasked to investigate and confirms the found jet ski had come from this boat earlier in the day !

17.10 Member of public approach Coastguard team at Studland reporting a white canister washed up near to Old Harry. Team tasked to investigate along with Swanage ILB. Confirmed item was a fishing marker washed up.

17.30 Poole RNLI ILB tasked to report of person in the water between Brownsea and Shell Bay. Team tasked to assist but on arrival the ILB crew confirmed two on a jet ski and managed to get ashore safely.

18.30 Team return to station , wash down , pack away equipment and go for tea !

That's carnival day for us and not forgetting those who were on carnival duties around the town.

Thank you to everyone for their support.

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