ALB Launches, Weymouth

Sat 26 September 20

ALB launched to 2 casualties lost at Gad Cliffs


Time Out  2020-09-26 09:52:00

Time In  2020-09-26 09:52:00

Type  Lost persons on shore

Position  Gad Cliffs Kimmeridge

Coxswain  Nick Massey

Mechanic  Wayne Belcher


Solent Coastguard requested the launch of the ALB to two casualties who had become stranded on the cliffs in the vicinity of Warbarrow bay. It was deemed that the best extraction for the casualties would be by sea.

The ALB was launched. Upon arrival on scene Lulworth and Kimmeridge CRT’s were able to illuminate the casualties position for the lifeboat. The Y Boat was launched in order to negotiate the shallow waters and recover the casualties from the rocks. When the casualties were recovered they were checked over and then transfered to Worbarrow beach where they were handed into the care of the CRT.

The Y boat was then recovered onboard the ALB. The lifeboat was then released, returned to station where it was refuelled and made ready for the next tasking.