Poole RNLI and coastguard helicopter search seas for man seen in choppy water

Poole RNLI and coastguard helicopter search seas for man seen in choppy water

Poole RNLI and coastguard helicopter search seas for man seen in choppy water

First published in News

BOTH Poole RNLI lifeboats and the search and rescue helicopter from Portland were involved in a search for a person thought to be in the choppy waters near the entrance to Poole harbour.

The alert was raised at 12.30pm yesterday when a person was reported to enter the water near a groyne close to Haven Hotel.

The volunteer crew of the inshore and all-weather lifeboats swiftly arrived on the scene and carried out a thorough search. When nothing was found Portland Coastguard stood them down and they returned to station at 2.30pm.

Volunteer coxswain Jonathan Clark said the person was seen to enter the water but he was not seen to get out.

However that did not mean he did not emerge from the sea.

“With the wild weather we are experiencing and gusts of wind recorded up to 40 knots we urge people to stay away from the water’s edge. When the seas and water levels are high and unpredictable, stay safe and heed the warnings,” he said.

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4:05pm Wed 8 Jan 14

rjm201 says...

could this be the guy that is missing?
could this be the guy that is missing? rjm201
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4:23pm Wed 8 Jan 14

skydriver says...

Yet another rescue with the helicopter , but the government thinks it's not necessary, unless it's for government use , what mindless idiot thought it should be disbanded .
These crew are doing a Stirling job and it should be kept.,
If any cuts are to be made , how about foreign aid, .
Yet another rescue with the helicopter , but the government thinks it's not necessary, unless it's for government use , what mindless idiot thought it should be disbanded . These crew are doing a Stirling job and it should be kept., If any cuts are to be made , how about foreign aid, . skydriver
  • Score: 10

5:15pm Wed 8 Jan 14

SeafaringMan says...

skydriver wrote:
Yet another rescue with the helicopter , but the government thinks it's not necessary, unless it's for government use , what mindless idiot thought it should be disbanded .
These crew are doing a Stirling job and it should be kept.,
If any cuts are to be made , how about foreign aid, .
Absolutely!
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: Yet another rescue with the helicopter , but the government thinks it's not necessary, unless it's for government use , what mindless idiot thought it should be disbanded . These crew are doing a Stirling job and it should be kept., If any cuts are to be made , how about foreign aid, .[/p][/quote]Absolutely! SeafaringMan
  • Score: 6

6:44pm Wed 8 Jan 14

EGHH says...

And the stupid Tories want to close Portland Helicopter station. What a bunch of idiots!!
And the stupid Tories want to close Portland Helicopter station. What a bunch of idiots!! EGHH
  • Score: 6

12:25am Thu 9 Jan 14

Beachhutter says...

and the RNLI is getting rid of Poole ALB so 2 assets gone from our area very soon.
and the RNLI is getting rid of Poole ALB so 2 assets gone from our area very soon. Beachhutter
  • Score: 3

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