Dungeness RNLI lifeboat in swimmer search
Dungeness RNLI lifeboat 13-02 “ The Morrell” Tasked in multi agency search for missing swimmer off Camber Sands.
At 10.12am on Sunday 28 August 2016, Dungeness RNLI lifeboat and her volunteer crew were tasked by Dover Coastguard after reports of a swimmer in difficulty. The lifeboat, under command of Coxswain Stuart Adams, was quickly afloat and commenced a shoreline search down to Camber Sands. Once on scene a search plan was put into place with Rye Harbour RNLI lifeboat, Rescue 163 helicopter and Pett Rescue boat also involved. Ashore RNLI lifeguards, Rye Bay and Dungeness coastguard teams searched the beach. After an extensive search, all assets were stood down as the swimmer was found safely ashore. Our lifeboat returned to station and was ready for service by 3pm.
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