Swanage RNLI all weather lifeboat Swanage RNLI go to the rescue of yacht with a fire on board Discovering a fire below the deck, a yacht just off Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, broadcast a Mayday call requesting immediate assistance. 5 hours ago
Texaco Garage in Swanage Teenage boy allegedly robbed and threatened with knife in Swanage Four people from Poole have been arrested following an alleged robbery and assault on a teenage boy at the Texaco Garage in Swanage. 2 weeks ago
Yacht with injured crew member Swanage RNLI go to aid of injured woman who’d fallen on yacht A crew member on board a large yacht that had just rounded Old Harry Rocks near Swanage, needed medical help after falling heavily on some metal fittings. 2 weeks ago
Fire in Wareham Forest being extinguished by firefighters Wareham Forest sees more “precious heathland” destroyed in fire Firefighters, including a crew from Swanage, were called to tackle a major blaze in the heart of Wareham Forest, that may have been started deliberately. 3 weeks ago
Aerial view of Poole Harbour with wingwalker plane crass inset Horrifying crash as wingwalker plane ditches in sea by Sandbanks Ferry No stranger to unusual incidents, the Sandbanks Ferry was suspended after a plane taking part in the Bournemouth Air Festival, crashed into the sea - SEE VIDEO AND IMAGES. 3 weeks ago
Swanage lifeboat rescue boat in Swanage Bay Bank Holiday speedboat rescue for Swanage RNLI Swanage Lifeboat crew, who are to feature tonight in the latest BBC TV Saving Lives at Sea episode, were paged to help the owners of a speedboat, who were at ... 4 weeks ago
Rescue of wakeboard casualty by Swanage Lifeboat volunteers Injured man thanks emergency services after Swanage Beach rescue A man who sustained injuries while being towed behind a boat on a kneeboard has contacted Swanage Lifeboat Station to thank his rescuers. 1 month ago
Three Swanage Lifeboat crew Three Swanage Lifeboat crew who saved two lives, awarded RNLI commendation At the start of Swanage Lifeboat Week, three members of crew have been commended for their bravery, after a dramatic rescue. 1 month ago
Teenagers being rescued from cliff at Durdle Door Two teenagers rescued from cliffs near Durdle Door Emergency services rushed to the aid of two boys stuck on the cliff face above the Man O’ War beach near Durdle Door in Dorset. 2 months ago
South Western Ambulance at the Stone Quay Swimmer pulled from sea in Swanage in early hours Emergency services were called just after 1 am in the morning, following reports of a person in trouble in the water by the Stone Quay in Swanage. 2 months ago
What3words on mobile phone Emergency services urge use of mobile tech to “save vital time and lives” in Purbeck Dorset Police, Swanage RNLI and Swanage Coastguard are asking those exploring rural and coastal areas to download location finding software like what3words. 2 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat launching at night Midnight helicopter rescue of injured walker near Dancing Ledge Volunteers from Swanage Lifeboat Station and the Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams went to the aid of a woman who was in considerable pain. 2 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat house at night Swanage Lifeboat goes to the aid of midnight swimmer The crew of a boat anchored in Swanage Bay at night called the UK Coastguard after they spotted a person swimming in the sea and were concerned. 2 months ago
Dorset Police community engagement event in a tent Purbeck Police to listen to Swanage’s concerns Throughout the summer holidays, Purbeck Police are to hold pop up sessions on Swanage seafront to hear what residents and visitors say are their priorities for local policing. 2 months ago
Shell Bay at Studland Racist incident at Studland investigated by Purbeck Police Police officers are appealing for witnesses following a racially aggravated public order incident in Studland. 2 months ago
Police close road after car collision near Kingston Local man dies in car crash on road near Kingston village Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver in his 20s died at the scene when his car left the road and ended up in a field. 2 months ago
Stair Hole near Lulworth Cove Coroner opens inquest into death of man on Lulworth Estate A man on holiday with his family, who died when he fell off rocks at Stair Hole near Lulworth Cove, was 47 year old Azhar Baig from Luton. 2 months ago
Poole lifeboat rescue yacht from ferry RNLI rescue a boat pinned against Sandbanks Ferry The crew of the Sandbanks Ferry had to lower the ramp in mid passage to prevent a 16 foot sailing boat from getting into further danger. 2 months ago
Fire in a farmer's field Fire crews tackle field fire near Corfe Castle in blazing heat Swanage Fire Station was first on the scene when a crop caught alight in a field near Corfe Castle. 2 months ago
Coastguard helicopter rescue at Durdel Door Helicopter rescue for woman taken ill on packed Durdle Door beach A beachgoer at Durdle Door who was stung by a jellyfish and then fainted, had to be airlifted to get to a waiting ambulance. 2 months ago
Road traffic collision at Harmans Cross Three vehicle crash at Harmans Cross petrol station An off-duty paramedic stopped to help two people with minor injuries, after a van and two cars collided outside the BP garage near Swanage. 2 months ago
Fire in hay barn near Swanage Fire destroys hay bales in farmer’s barn near Swanage Fire crews have spent the night dampening down a fire that started in a hay barn just off Valley Road. 3 months ago
Swanage RNLI all weather lifeboat Swanage Lifeboat crew rescue “stricken” motor boat caught in ebbing tide With its anchor rope caught around its propeller just off St Albans Head, a 28 foot angling boat had to call for help from the RNLI. 3 months ago
Man o' War Bay Woman who fell to her death near Durdle Door was visitor from West Midlands Dorset Police have confirmed that the woman who died after falling from the cliff above Man o’ War Beach was in her 40s and from the West Midlands. 3 months ago
Man o' War Bay Woman dies after falling from cliff near Durdle Door Dorset Police are investigating the circumstances following the death of a woman who fell from the cliff above the Man o’ War Beach. 3 months ago
Coastguard rescue at Studland Studland beach cleared to rush man to hospital by helicopter Swanage Coastguard moved beachgoers to allow the rescue helicopter to land safely after a man suffered ‘a serious medical incident’. 4 months ago
Coastguard, ambulance car and ambulance at Lulworth Concern expressed by councillors over Swanage Ambulance Car’s future At the first meeting open to the public, to discuss the review of the Swanage Ambulance Car, councillors who represent residents in Purbeck, lined up to voice their views. 4 months ago
oastguard helicopter at St Albans Injured woman airlifted from St Albans Head The coastguard helicopter was called upon to rescue a woman who had sustained a serious ankle injury along the Purbeck coastline at St Albans Head near Worth Matravers. 4 months ago
Ambulance car paramedic treating woman who had fallen over Chance for residents to hear NHS bosses on Swanage Ambulance Car Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group , which funds the ambulance car, is to give an update to Dorset councillors at an online public meeting. 4 months ago
Car seized by police Car speeding in Swanage seized by police A vehicle that was caught speeding along the High Street, was also found to have the wrong level of car insurance by the Dorset Police No Excuse team. 4 months ago
Air ambulance takes man to hospital after jumping off Durdle Door Man airlifted to hospital after Durdle Door jump Despite warnings about the dangers, a man injured himself after leaping off the top of the limestone arch near Lulworth in Dorset. 4 months ago
Swanage RNLI Lifeboat crew with the inshore lifeboat Yacht crew who woke up on Swanage Beach rescued by RNLI In the early hours of the morning, Swanage Lifeboat Station got a call to help a yacht that had drifted ashore. 4 months ago
Dorset chief constable James Vaughan Chief constable for Dorset to retire in autumn Dorset's chief constable James Vaughan is to take retirement this year, after delaying the decision because of the pandemic. 4 months ago
Ambulance Car Song performance Swanage Ambulance Car meeting to take place, as chorus of protest grows Ahead of the first meeting to decide the future of the car, ambulance service boss visited Swanage to hear how crucial the car is to the community. 4 months ago
Two people at Old Harry Rocks Swanage Coastguard warning after two spotted on cliff edge Two people who’d walked out along the narrow ridge at the top of Old Harry Rocks had to be told not to risk their lives for a photo. 4 months ago
Roofer being rescued in Wareham Workman rescued from Wareham roof by firefighters Firefighters from Wareham, Weymouth and Westbourne were all called to help a roofer who had become stuck on top of a house, after being taken ill. 4 months ago
Exterior of the Swanage Co-op Swanage Co-op temporarily closed after fire at the store Following a fire at the back of the supermarket, the Co-op in Swanage is closed to customers until 10 am on Sunday 16th May 2021. 4 months ago
Climber airlifted to hospital Injured climber rescued from Purbeck cliff ledge The coastguard helicopter airlifted a man to hospital, who'd dislocated his knee while climbing along the coast, half way between Anvil Point and Dancing Ledge. 5 months ago
Emergency teams responding to incident in Lulworth Two people run over by own car at Lulworth Emergency services responded quickly to reports that a car had rolled 30 metres down the cliff near Durdle Door Holiday Park. 5 months ago
Verwood Fire Police investigation as Swanage Fire crew damp down heath fire For a second day, fire crews were at Boveridge Heath near Verwood following a blaze that destroyed more than 12 hectares of forest. 5 months ago
St Leonards Heath Fire Swanage Fire crew among 140 firefighters at Dorset heath fires Fanned by high winds and made worse by dry conditions, two heath fires broke out in Dorset on Bank Holiday Monday. 5 months ago
Man on stretcher being rescued by RNLI Man in his 20s rescued by kayakers after Old Harry fall Lucky to be alive - 28 year old man survives 90 foot fall from Old Harry Rocks into the sea - SEE RESCUE VIDEO AND PHOTOS. 5 months ago
Cyclist injures leg on Ballard Down Coastguard rescue after cyclist injures leg on Ballard Down While assisting a woman with a suspected broken arm at Peveril Point, Swanage Coastguard were called to help a woman in considerable pain, who'd fallen off her bike. 5 months ago
Rescue of climbers at Winspit Climber airlifted to hospital after cliff fall at Winspit Ambulance, coastguard and fire crews all went to the aid of two climbers who got into difficulty at Winspit near Worth Matravers. 5 months ago
Swanage Fire Station pump Police appeal after car crash involving Swanage man in his 80s Dorset Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a car overturned following a two vehicle collision on the A351 just outside Corfe Castle. 5 months ago
Police car close up in Swanage Serious car crash closes road just outside Corfe Castle Part of the A351 near Corfe Castle was closed following a collision between two vehicles and there were severe delays to traffic between Swanage and Wareham. 5 months ago
Police attend the a three car collision in Northbrook Road, Swanage Swanage road closed following three car collision Purbeck Police and the Swanage Ambulance Car were called to the scene after a three car crash in Northbrook Road in Swanage. 5 months ago
Swanage Grammar School Purbeck Police warn youths to stay away from old grammar site Following reports of smashed windows and trespassing on the old Swanage Grammar School site, police are warning of the dangers. 5 months ago
Swanage firefighters tackle garden shed blaze Flats evacuated as Swanage fire crews battle midnight blaze Firefighters tackled a garden shed fire in Swanage that was so fierce that residents from a nearby block of flats had to leave their homes in the middle of the ... 5 months ago
Lifeboat rescue at Sandbanks Ferry Sandbanks Ferry break down, leads to evacuation and RNLI rescue Swanage and Poole Lifeboats were called to rescue a boat that got pinned against the Sandbanks Ferry, after it tried to evacuate passengers from the broken down ferry. 5 months ago
Wool railway station Police warning after youths caught on Wool train tracks Youths who were caught trespassing on the railway tracks at Wool train station have been issued with “stern words” by Purbeck Police. 6 months ago
Air Ambulance landed on the Downs Man in his 70s dies in Swanage following “medical incident” The air ambulance, ambulance crews and police were all called to help a man in Swanage requiring urgent medical assistance. 6 months ago
Swanage lifeboat Swanage RNLI rescue casualty after tugboat accident Following an emergency call to the UK Coastguard, Swanage RNLI went to the aid of a tugboat crew member. 6 months ago
Purbeck Media staff with campaign banner Hopes rise for May talks on Purbeck Paramedic Car’s future As local community support builds to stop the Purbeck Paramedic Car being scrapped, campaigners hope positive discussions with NHS bosses will take place next month. 6 months ago
Heath fire near Wimborne Swanage firefighters among team to tackle large heath fire More than 60 firefighters including crews from Swanage and Wareham, were deployed to bring a fierce heath fire near Wimborne under control - WATCH VIDEO. 6 months ago
Barbecues at Wareham fire Fire service issue Amber wildfire alert for Dorset An Amber wildfire alert has been issued for the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service area, meaning that barbecues should not be lit near forests and heathlands. 6 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat Swanage Lifeboat crew rescues 24’ yacht near Durlston Head Swanage’s all weather lifeboat was called away from a training exercise to help a yacht in trouble near Durlston Head. 6 months ago
Stolen Trailer Trailer and quad bike stolen in separate thefts in Purbeck Dorset Police are appealing for information following two thefts that happened within five days - the latest in Corfe Castle and the other in the Swanage area. 6 months ago
Swanage Chimney fire Swanage firefighters rush to take on late night chimney blaze Swanage firefighters tackled a “difficult” chimney fire in south Swanage in the dead of night. 6 months ago
Swanage RNLI rescue drifting yacht and tow it into Poole Harbour Swanage RNLI rescue drifting yacht In the early hours of the morning, the Swanage Lifeboat crew went to the aid of a yacht that had lost power off Anvil Point near Swanage. 6 months ago
Matt Steeden and Tom Greasty receive RNLI long service medals Swanage sailors awarded medals for 20 years of lifeboat service Two Swanage Lifeboat crew volunteers are celebrating 20 years of service to the RNLI - both before they even hit the age of 40. 6 months ago
Swanage coastguard vehicle Swanage Coastguard warning as lockdown eases Following the relaxation of Covid rules, people will be allowed to take part in outdoor activities as long as they minimise travel or ‘stay local’ from Monday 29th March 2021. 6 months ago
Ambulance car paramedic treating woman who had fallen over Praise for Purbeck Paramedic Car after woman falls in road Swanage resident who fell over hitting her face on the kerb in Swanage High Street, says she is very grateful to the ambulance car paramedic. 6 months ago
Firefighters at Rempstone heath fire Fire crews from Swanage, Wareham and Poole tackle heath fire A controlled burn that got out of hand on Rempstone Heath on the Isle of Purbeck was eventually extinguished by firefighters from three fire stations. 6 months ago
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters extinguish chimney blaze in Purbeck Wareham and Poole firefighters were called into action to put out a chimney fire in East Stoke, near Wareham. 6 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat Swanage RNLI goes to aid of seasick sailor The first shout of the month for the Swanage Lifeboat crew was to assist a yacht crew member who was feeling unwell. 7 months ago
Wing surfer rescue Poole Harbour wing surfers rescued by RNLI In blustery conditions, two men on paddleboards with hand-held sails had to be rescued by Poole Lifeboat crew after losing their sails - WATCH VIDEO. 7 months ago
Firefighters fight farmyard fire Recruitment drive in Purbeck for more on-call firefighters Amid a shortage of staff, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue service is calling for more local people, to become on-call firefighters. 7 months ago
Digger on fire Firefighters called to a digger on fire in Wool Crews from Wareham, Dorchester and Poole Fire Stations were called to extinguish a mechanical digger that had burst into flames - WATCH VIDEO. 7 months ago
Purbeck Police seize quad bike Purbeck Police fine quad bike owners “destroying” land Covid fines have been issued to a group of people who were reportedly damaging a field on quad bikes - while also breaching lockdown. 7 months ago
Mortar bomb at Swanage Pitch and Putt Army called in as mortar bomb discovered in Swanage A member of the public got a surprise when they accidentally dug up unexploded World War Two ordnance at Swanage Pitch and Putt. 7 months ago
DeWALT tools Purbeck Police appeal after suspected stolen tools found Purbeck Police have found a set of tools at Lytchett Matravers - and are now asking for anyone whose tools have been stolen in the area recently to come forward. 7 months ago
Coastguard close off the road due to seafoam Swanage Coastguard subjected to “unnecessary aggression” After an eventful week of landslips, high winds and flooding, Swanage Coastguard says safety measures are only put in place to help protect lives. 7 months ago
lamb in field Purbeck Police appeal after 38 lambs stolen from field Following the theft of 38 lambs in the Wareham area, Purbeck Police are appealing for information. 7 months ago
The Purbeck Paramedic Car Petition to save Purbeck Paramedic Car gets over 4.5k signatures The campaign to stop the scrapping of the paramedic car that serves Swanage has now got the backing of thousands of residents. 8 months ago
Purbeck Police car at Swanage seafront As half term holiday looms, authorities warn against travel to Dorset Dorset Police have revealed that they’ve issued more than a thousand fixed penalty notices since the start of the pandemic, amidst a stern warning to “explore from your door”. 8 months ago
People on Durdle Door despite its closure Dorset Police planning for more tourists than last year after “scary” Lulworth Preparations have already begun for a surge of beachgoers in Dorset when this latest lockdown is lifted, following the chaos of last summer. 8 months ago
Fire pump attends night time call out Fire badly damages flat in Swanage A person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a flat in the centre of Swanage in the early hours of the morning. 8 months ago
Landslip near Sheps Hollow Swanage Coastguard witness landslip as large rocks fall on beach While investigating reports of recent landslips on Swanage Beach, the coastguard team were nearby when they saw a further serious rock fall. 8 months ago
RNLI lifeguard hut on Swanage Beach RNLI launches recruitment for Swanage Beach lifeguards With foreign holidays looking less appealing due to Covid restrictions, the RNLI is getting ready for the summer by advertising for beach lifeguards. 8 months ago
Purbeck Police Durdle Door Lockdown beat for the police across Purbeck Officers from Purbeck Police have continued their patrols during the coronavirus lockdown, checking in at beauty spots across the area. 8 months ago
Criminal damage near Washpond Lane Purbeck Police appeal after damage to protected land in Swanage Following reports of criminal damage to protected land in Swanage, the police are asking for anyone with information to come forward. 9 months ago
police patrolling Lulworth Estate Sent back to Coventry – Police fine Durdle Door visitors Purbeck Police has issued penalty notices to a group that travelled from Coventry to visit Lulworth in Dorset, in breach of current Covid legislation. 9 months ago
Forest Horse injured and rider thrown off in dog attack in Purbeck Dorset Police are appealing for information after a dog attacked a horse in Purbeck, leading to its rider to be thrown off. 9 months ago
Swanage Coastguard station officer,Ian Brown Swanage Coastguard station officer recognised in New Years Honours Ian Brown has been awarded the British Empire Medal after 30 years of volunteering as part of the Swanage Coastguard Rescue team. 9 months ago
Memorial stones found at Bournemouth Dorset Police are asking residents to help find owner of memorial stones The two memorial-style stones, that are believed to have been stolen, were discovered in a property in Bournemouth, not far from Swanage. 9 months ago
Bindon lane near Wool where a cyclist was knocked off his bike Cyclist knocked off bike by pick-up truck near Wool A man on his bike was hospitalised following a collision with a trailer being towed by a truck that failed to stop. 9 months ago
Boat adrift at sea Coastguard helicopter and Swanage RNLI investigate mysterious drifting boat Swanage Lifeboat was deployed alongside a coastguard helicopter to investigate a boat that appeared to have no one on board. 9 months ago
Purbeck Paramedic Car Temporary reprieve granted for Purbeck Paramedic Car The South Western Ambulance Service Trust has confirmed that it won’t scrap the Purbeck Paramedic Car without first consulting with local organisations and residents. 10 months ago
Chance to support Swanage RNLI crew taking part in Reindeer Run Swanage lifeboat team members are ‘dashing through the snow’ this Christmas to raise money to help save lives at sea. 10 months ago
Capston Field in Langton Matravers Tipper truck stolen from Langton Matravers Dorset Police are appealing for help after the theft of a tipper truck from Langton Matravers, near Swanage. 10 months ago
Fire damage of bin lorries Cause of huge bin lorry fire at Dorset Council depot revealed A fire that ravaged a bin lorry depot and was tackled by fire crews from across Dorset, including Swanage, was most likely started by an electrical fault, although a lightning ... 10 months ago
Purbeck Police car at Swanage seafront Dorset Police to reveal what goes on in their ops room To give residents an insight into the workings of Dorset Police, the force is going to share details of the calls they receive in real time over a 12 hour ... 10 months ago
Swanage RNLI second coxswain Gavin Steeden Surge in Swanage lifeboat calls during summer following lockdown The RNLI has released data showing that Swanage Lifeboat Station had to cope with a 69 percent increase in callouts over the summer in 2020 compared to 2019. 10 months ago
River Frome in Wareham Man dangerously speeding on Wareham’s River Frome, dealt with under new law A 30 year old man from Hertfordshire, causing danger to other water users in a motor boat has received a community resolution order. 10 months ago
Bin lorries on fire Swanage Fire crew help tackle major blaze destroying bin lorries A huge fire destroying around 15 bin lorries at Dorset Council’s Chickerell depot means bin collections suspended in Weymouth - SEE VIDEO. 11 months ago
Taunton Road in Swanage Witness appeal after man in balaclava in Swanage spotted “rubbing his crotch” Detectives investigating a suspicious incident in the area of Taunton Road are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. 11 months ago
Graffiti at Swanage skatepark Swanage skatepark targeted by “mindless scrawling” says police Purbeck Police are appealing for information after the equipment at the skatepark in King George’s playing fields was daubed with paint. 11 months ago
Swanage beach shelter Purbeck Police help two homeless men in Swanage Following reports of two people sleeping rough along Swanage seafront, Purbeck Police have assisted them to find appropriate help. 11 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat Swanage lifeboat rushes to assist with search for missing man A Swanage lifeboat crew helped in the search for a missing man who was found safe at Ballard Point. 11 months ago
Coastguard helicopter at Lulworth Brave helicopter rescue of climber precariously stuck on cliff at Lulworth A man who had climbed some 70ft up a cliff at Stair Hole in Lulworth and had become stuck, triggered a large-scale emergency response - SEE VIDEO. 11 months ago
Studland Bay Man swimming in Studland Bay dies after getting into difficulty Swanage Coastguard team were called to reports of two swimmers in trouble at Studland, along with Poole Lifeboat crew. 11 months ago
Peveril Point Woman slips and breaks leg at Peveril Point Volunteers from Swanage’s National Coastwatch Institute were quick to come to the assistance of a woman who had slipped and fallen while out walking. 11 months ago
House fire at Poxwell Swanage firefighters among dozens called to help deal with thatched house blaze Firefighters from Swanage were mobilised to assist as a house fire saw crews from all over Dorset called to action. 11 months ago
SWANAGE RNLI Back for the weekend – Swanage’s inshore lifeboat returns home after repairs RNLI Swanage’s inshore lifeboat can now take to the seas once again after being repaired, following a busy summer. 12 months ago
Ambulance car at Incident in high street swanage Swanage man dies following a road traffic collision in High Street Dorset police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal road traffic incident in the High Street outside the Snack Bar in Swanage. 12 months ago
Purbeck Police looking for owner of “interesting plants” An investigation is underway after several suspected illicit plants were discovered in the Wareham area. 12 months ago
Poole lifeboat rescuing a yacht Lifeboat crew called to aid fishing boat after engine fails Poole’s lifeboat crew rushed out to sea to help a fishing boat in distress at Studland. 12 months ago
Cars on fire at Lulworth car park Fire crews called as two cars on fire in Lulworth Two fire engines were sent to the car park at Lulworth Cove as reports came in of two vehicles ablaze. 12 months ago
Welcome sign at Dorset Police HQ Nine arrested after crackdown on drug gangs in Dorset A police operation to disrupt ‘county lines’ drug gangs in Dorset has led to arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs, cash and a Jaguar car. 1 year ago
Police car close up in Swanage How should new Covid rules be policed in Dorset? Views sought from residents The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset has launched a survey asking how Dorset Police should enforce the new ‘Rule of 6’. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat recovers fishing trawler Destroyed fishing boat found drifting along Bournemouth coastline Following the Swanage RNLI rescue of a fisherman just off Anvil Point, his sunk fishing boat has now been found, revealing the dramatic damage - SEE PHOTOS. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat house at night Fisherman saved after his trawler sinks without trace off Anvil Point Swanage Lifeboat crew were able to rescue a fisherman, thanks to a lifejacket that “played a big part in saving his life.” 1 year ago
Dingy rescued by Swanage lifeboat crew and Kimmeridge Coastguard Three callouts for Swanage RNLI in 24 hours as boats battle spring tides A busy start to the weekend for the Swanage Lifeboat crew as they went to the rescue of two yachts and a capsized dinghy in three separate incidents. 1 year ago
Gavin Steeden Swanage Lifeboat crew member Swanage RNLI crew feature in new TV series of Saving Lives at Sea With real life rescue footage captured on their helmet cameras, the Swanage Lifeboat crew feature in the first episode of the TV programme - WATCH SNEAK PREVIEW OF RESCUE VIDEO. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat Buoy trouble means early start for Swanage Lifeboat crew Swanage RNLI volunteers were woken by their pagers at 4 am this morning to help a yacht that had got into difficulty in the English Channel. 1 year ago
RNLI lifeguard hut on Swanage Beach Last day for RNLI lifeguards on Swanage Beach as kids go back to school As the RNLI lifeguards stop patrolling Swanage Beach for the year, beachgoers are being urged to take extra care. 1 year ago
Yacht rescued by Swanage Lifeboat Yacht stuck to sea bed is freed by Swanage Lifeboat crew After a busy August for Swanage Lifeboat Station, the first day of September brought no respite as the crew went to the urgent assistance of a yacht. 1 year ago
Rhiannon Bramley Injured coasteering woman says she can’t thank Swanage Lifeboat crew enough! The woman who was rescued from Dancing Ledge after injuring herself coasteering says she’s so grateful to her rescuers, that she’s making a donation to the RNLI - WATCH VIDEO. 1 year ago
Dancing Ledge lifeboat rescue Swanage Lifeboat crew rescues woman injured while coasteering at Dancing Ledge A young woman who was left in considerable pain after being injured while coasteering at Dancing Ledge has been rescued by Swanage Lifeboat crew. 1 year ago
Camping gear and rubbish dumped in Studland Increase in anti-social behaviour like wild camping as Dorset reaches “full capacity” Dorset Police is reporting enormous demand on emergency services, as more people visit the region, with environmental anti-social behaviour up 63 percent. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat and the Training Lifeboat with the rescued paddleboards. Swanage Lifeboat launches during Storm Francis to rescue mother and children Lifeboat crew go to the rescue of a family on paddleboards and also investigate a crew-less boat adrift at sea, amid rough conditions. 1 year ago
Ben outside his air raid shelter Race is on for Dorset teenager to raise £3.5k for air ambulance before school starts Inspired by the emergency services rescue last May at Durdle Door, 14 year old Ben has been sleeping in an air raid shelter to raise funds. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat operations manager Rob Pullman New lifeboat operations manager for Swanage Swanage Lifeboat Station has announced the appointment of its new lifeboat operations manager, Rob Pullman, following the retirement of Neil Hardy after 30 years of service. 1 year ago
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue sign Three deaths on Dorset roads in two crashes Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging all drivers to take care when out on the roads, after three people lost their lives locally this week. 1 year ago
The steps leading down to Man O'War bay Injured girl rescued on stretcher from near Durdle Door Lulworth Coastguard helped paramedics rescue a girl with a suspected dislocated hip from the steep Man O’War steps, close to Durdle Door in Dorset. 1 year ago
Old Harry Rocks cliff rescue of woman Good news in Swanage Lifeboat Week as cliff fall woman recovers A 65 year old woman, who accidentally fell 60 feet from Old Harry Rocks is to make a good recovery, following a swift rescue. 1 year ago
Poole Lifeboat crew rescuing injured woman Two women injured as speed boat flips over in Studland Bay Emergency services rushed to the rescue, after a speed boat flipped over, leaving a woman with suspected spinal injuries and another with a facial injury. 1 year ago
Car blocking Studland beach emergency access Parked car blocks vital emergency access to Studland beach Swanage Coastguard, on one of the busiest weekends of the year so far, found a car parked across an emergency gate at Middle Beach 1 year ago
Police boat undergoing sea trials Brand new Dorset Police marine boat is unveiled on film Dorset Police has just launched its new marine boat, which will patrol the sea around Swanage and the rest of the Dorset coastline - WATCH FILM. 1 year ago
Two men suspected on theft captured on CCTV 12 year old boy robbed in Swanage Dorset Police has issued CCTV footage of two men, who are suspected of picking up the child by the waist and stealing his hoverboard. 1 year ago
Police arrest Coby Eke Swanage man jailed after dangerously driving at high speed After a high speed police car pursuit from Corfe Castle to West Parley, a 25 year old has been jailed for eight months - WATCH POLICE VIDEO. 1 year ago
Purbeck Police in Studland Criminal damage caused to car in Studland Police officers investigating damage to a car parked along Ferry Road in Studland are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. 1 year ago
Lifeboat towing a yacht Swanage Lifeboat crew rescue sailor with severed finger While on their way to help a grounded yacht, the Swanage Lifeboat crew received a Mayday call from a skipper who had had a nasty accident. 1 year ago
Days Park in Swanage Man sought by police after dog bites woman Police have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to, following a report of a dog bite incident in Swanage. 1 year ago
Lighthouse road closed Two people found unresponsive in car at Durlston The road to Durlston Country Park was closed off this morning after emergency services were mobilised to investigate an incident in the car park. 1 year ago
Old Harry Rocks cliff rescue of woman Woman falls from cliff top at Old Harry Rescue teams rushed to a woman in her 60s, who fell an estimated 100 foot from the top of the Old Harry Rocks. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat rescues yacht Night time rescue of yacht by Swanage RNLI A yacht with no power and taking on water was towed back to Poole after a six hour rescue by the Swanage Lifeboat crew. 1 year ago
Lulworth coastguard vehicle London swimming group “surprised” by Durdle Door current Coastguard and RNLI crews were called out to several incidents including to a group of 15 swimmers from London, after some got into difficulty. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat rescues a capsized boat Hot summer’s day is no holiday for emergency services Two boat rescues and several other incidents kept the Swanage volunteer crews busy, as people enjoyed the good weather. 1 year ago
Rescued horse Trapped horse rescued by fire crew Proving that fire crews can tackle more than barbecues, Wareham Fire Station freed a trapped horse at Creech Grange near Corfe Castle. 1 year ago
Police car close up in Swanage Man arrested in connection with Durlston sexual assault Dorset Police say that detectives investigating a reported sexual assault in Durlston Country Park in Swanage, have arrested a man. 1 year ago
Anvil Point viewed from the sea Man wanted to assist police with enquiries into sexual assault at Durlston Police investigating a sexual assault in Durlston Country Park, have issued a photograph of a man that they would like to speak to. 1 year ago
Car damaged after crashing into bollard Drink driver arrested after car smash in Swanage A man has been arrested after crashing his car into a bollard in Cow Lane in Swanage. 1 year ago
Children sitting on roof Always know where your kids are, warns Purbeck Police Purbeck Police is warning parents of the dangers of not knowing where their children are, after four teenagers were spotted on a roof in Swanage. 1 year ago
Speedboat rescued by Swanage Lifeboat “Be prepared” says Swanage Coastguard after speedboat rescue The crew of a speedboat were reminded by Swanage Coastguard not to go out to sea without proper equipment after RNLI rescue. 1 year ago
Police car close up in Swanage More ‘999’ calls on ‘Super Saturday’ but “largely peaceful” Two serious road incidents at the weekend but Dorset Police says the reopening of the hospitality industry was mainly uneventful. 1 year ago
Poole lifeboat Inflatables drifting out to sea with kids, spark emergency call Three lifeboats, Swanage Coastguard and a helicopter were called out to rescue two inflatable dinghies blown out to sea off the Studland coast. 1 year ago
Swanage beach and seafront Surge in visitors anticipated by Dorset Police, as tourism restarts Chief Constable for Dorset Police is asking everyone to be respectful and act responsibly as tourism reopens this weekend. 1 year ago
Illegal drugs found in raid by Dorset Police Codebreaking of crime network leads to Dorset drug arrests The cracking of an international secret communication network has led to the arrest of alleged drug dealers in Dorset. 1 year ago
Old Harry Rocks Swanage Lifeboat rescues paddle boarders being swept out to sea Struggling against an offshore breeze and an outgoing tide, a group of paddle boarders had to be rescued just off Old Harry Rocks. 1 year ago
Firefighter at Winfrith Heath fire Swanage Fire crew called to tackle heath fire near Wool Eight fire engines including one from Swanage Fire Station were needed to bring a blaze on Winfrith Heath near Wool, under control. 1 year ago
Car with burst tyres in Studland Motorist left deflated in desperation for Studland parking space In a crazy attempt to park near the beach, this car ended up with flat tyres and an expensive repair bill! 1 year ago
Cars parked at Studland Studland becomes beach ‘overflow’ as Bournemouth declared a major incident Beach-goers who couldn’t find space in Bournemouth, flocked to Studland, blocking Ferry Road and some using ferry property as a toilet. 1 year ago
Coastguard searching for missing swimmer Search for missing swimmer at Durdle Door over, as body is found A body of a man has been found, following the search for a swimmer who went missing near Durdle Door. 1 year ago
Rescue teams searching for missing swimmer at Durdle Door Search continues for missing swimmer at Durdle Door The coastguard is still looking for a man in his 20's from London, who went missing while swimming near Durdle Door. UPDATE: SEARCH CALLED OFF AFTER A BODY FOUND. 1 year ago
Yacht in collision with the Sandbanks Ferry RNLI rescue a yacht pinned against Sandbanks Ferry The RNLI releases footage of its rescue of a yacht wedged against the front of the Sandbanks Ferry - WATCH VIDEO 1 year ago
Scorched heath at Wareham Forest viewed from a drone The “vast scar” of Wareham Forest fire revealed Drone pictures of scorched heathland in Wareham Forest have been released to warn of the extensive damage that can be caused by disposable barbecues. 1 year ago
RNLI lifeguard hut on Swanage Beach RNLI lifeguards back in Swanage for the summer It looked as if plans for RNLI lifeguards to patrol Swanage this year had been scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic but now they’re back on the beach this weekend. 1 year ago
Camping gear and rubbish dumped in Studland “Appalling” mess left by Studland campers The rubbish dumped by people camping overnight in Studland is “appalling and simply not acceptable” says Purbeck Police. 1 year ago
Swanage Coastguard vehicle at Anvil Point Swanage Coastguard says don’t get into places you can’t get out of! More first time climbers are attempting tricky cliff climbs along our coastline due to the closure of indoor climbing walls says Swanage Coastguard. 1 year ago
Anvil Point viewed from the sea Climber rescued overnight from cliffs near Anvil Point Swanage and St Alban’s Coastguard teams and both Swanage lifeboats rescued a climber in the middle of the night, after she got stuck on the Boulder Ruckle cliff face. 1 year ago
The Unimog at Wareham Forest fire Fire crews stay overnight as Wareham Forest fire refuses to be extinguished A further blaze at Wareham Forest, triggered by underground burning has brought the Swanage Fire crew back to the scene of the fire that destroyed 220 hectares. 1 year ago
Firefighters fight farmyard fire Despite warnings against bonfires, fire crew deals with farmyard blaze Last night, Swanage Fire Station was called to put out a large bonfire that had spread to rubbish on a farm near Corfe Castle. 1 year ago
Casualty treated near the car park at Durdle Door New booking system for Durdle Door and fines for illegal parking To prevent a repeat of last weekend’s shocking scenes at Durdle Door of overcrowding, tombstoning and antisocial behavior, a new approach has been agreed. 1 year ago
Rescue Helicopter at Durdle Door Two people in hospital major trauma unit after Durdle Door jump Three rescue helicopters involved, after four jump off arch, encouraged by beach-goers, leaving two with major injuries - SEE VIDEO AND REPORT. 1 year ago
People herded together on Durdle Door beach Durdle Door arch jumpers injured, watched by packed beach Durdle Door beach evacuated as two rescue helicopters went to aid several people with serious injuries, who’d jumped 60 metres off the arch into the sea - SEE RESCUE PHOTOS. 1 year ago
Cars parked at Swanage seafront Increased reports of overnighting in camper vans says Dorset Police With sunny weather forecast for the weekend, the Chief Constable for Dorset, reminds that overnight stays in camper vans, motorhomes and second homes are still not allowed. 1 year ago
Green shoots appear on heath First green shoots of recovery after fire “There is always hope” says Wareham Fire Station as it posts a photo of the first green shoots appearing after the Wareham Forest fire. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat ILB RNLI is in an “impossible situation” writes chief exec Car showrooms given more time to prepare than lifeboat crews for easing of restrictions, says RNLI’s chief executive in a strongly-worded open letter - READ THE FULL TEXT. 1 year ago
Coastguard helicopter at Dancing Ledge Coastguard helicopter lands at Dancing Ledge to rescue woman Dancing Ledge, near Swanage, was evacuated to allow Rescue Helicopter 175 to land, so it could airlift a woman to hospital. 1 year ago
Fire destruction in Wareham Forest Powerful video hits home the dangers of disposable barbecues Wareham Fire Station has released a heartbreaking video, detailing the scale of destruction of Wareham Forest, caused by this week’s fire. 1 year ago
Tilly Whim danger sign Children led into Tilly Whim caves to camp overnight Swanage Coastguard has prevented a group from staying overnight in the dangerous Tilly Whim caves area at Durlston. 1 year ago
External shot of Swanage Co-op Police appeal for witnesses to Swanage Co-op trolley incident Reports of a woman, allegedly drunk, who pushed a man in a shopping trolley round the Co-op car park and damaged a car, are being investigated. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat Beach safety campaign launched as Swanage RNLI rescue jet skier and anglers With Swanage Bay expected to get busier, the RNLI and HM Coastguard are warning that with no lifeguards, safety advice needs to be heeded. 1 year ago
Barbecues at Wareham fire Barbecue or camp fire likely cause of Wareham Forest fire Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue says it believes that the fire at Wareham Forest was caused by people having a barbecue or campfire. 1 year ago
Lizard rescued sitting on a hand Wildlife rescued as huge areas of Wareham Forest are scorched The true extent of the devastation of Wareham Forest fire is seen, as wildlife is rescued and Swanage Fire crew play a central role - SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS 1 year ago
Wareham Forest fire Wareham Forest fire declared major incident More than 150 fire fighters, including the crew from Swanage, have been called to tackle the fire at Wareham Forest - SEE VIDEO AND PHOTOS. 1 year ago
Purbeck Ambulance Car Swanage could lose ambulance car in June With pressure on funding, the South West Ambulance Service is expected to continue with its plan to withdraw the Swanage-based Purbeck Ambulance Car. 1 year ago
RNLI flag More government clarity required says RNLI The RNLI says it's currently “seeking further clarity” about the easing of lockdown measures, to keep our coast a safe place to visit. 1 year ago
Shell Bay Beach fire extinguished by Swanage fire crew Overnight campers on visit to Studland fined Swanage Fire crew, responding to reports of a fire at Shell Bay Beach, arrived this morning to discover a family camping on the beach. 1 year ago
Poole Lifeboat Crew in Poole Harbour Reports of kayaker in distress sparks emergency response RNLI and police alerted to a kayaker upside down and drifting at the mouth of Poole Harbour, just off Shell Bay in Studland. 1 year ago
Swanage lifeboat launches during clap for key workers Swanage Lifeboat rescues tourists, during clap for key workers While Swanage residents were preparing to clap at 8 pm, the lifeboat crew rescued two people from Slough who had been cut off by the tide at Old Harry. 1 year ago
Chocolate brown cocker spaniel Please look out for stolen dog asks Dorset Police An appeal is being launched across the county for any information or possible sightings of a chocolate cocker spaniel. 1 year ago
Police car in Swanage Travelling 100s of miles to see the sea, not tolerated says Dorset’s Chief Constable Dorset Police has actually issued over double the number of fixed penalty notices for lockdown breaches, than previously reported. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat Mayday, mayday…RNLI appeals to its Swanage supporters As the RNLI launches its annual Mayday fundraiser, Swanage lifeboat crew is urging us to stay at home and join in the fun to raise cash. 1 year ago
Fire crew at Puddletown Forest fire Swanage crew called to “extremely careless” heath fire Fire crews from around Dorset including Swanage, have been tackling an extensive heath blaze caused by a disposable barbecue - SEE PHOTOS. 1 year ago
Purbeck Police team Do not visit Dorset, as over a 100 police fines issued This weekend, police officers will be patrolling Purbeck to prevent non-essential travel to beauty spots and can fine those who don't comply. 1 year ago
Police car at Lulworth 23 fixed penalty notices issued for lock down violation in Dorset Dorset Police have confirmed they’ve issued 23 fixed penalty notices so far, since the introduction of the law to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 1 year ago
Swanage lifeboat in Poole Harbour with rescued fishing boat Dolphins join in Swanage Lifeboat rescue of fishing vessel With a fishing vessel drifting out at sea, the Swanage Lifeboat raced to its aid and was then joined by a pod of dolphins - see video. 1 year ago
Parked cars in Ferry Road in Studland “It’s not being responsible” say police as Ferry Road becomes car park Purbeck Police have been issuing warnings to motorists that have driven to Studland, while in Lulworth, they were handing out fines. 1 year ago
Police car close up in Swanage Good Friday assault in Swanage A man has been arrested for assault in Swanage, after Purbeck Police was alerted to the incident by local residents. 1 year ago
Swanage Firefighters standing outside the fire station Clap for our community! Swanage residents were out on the streets last night, alongside firefighters, clapping in support of key workers and NHS staff. 1 year ago
Police car on night patrol Police night patrol as Swanage residents fear bank holiday visitors Dorset Police is telling people not to travel as ‘Dorset is closed’ this Easter, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 1 year ago
Police car in Swanage ‘Stay at home’ message getting through say Purbeck Police Most tourists who were planning to visit Swanage for Easter, have stayed at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 1 year ago
Peveril Point Swanage Coastguard tells climbers not to stretch emergency services Following reports of people climbing along the Jurassic Coast, Swanage Coastguard warns people must stay at home. 1 year ago
Purbeck Police patrol Police stopping tourists driving into Swanage for weekend Purbeck Police are actively stopping motorists and turning them round, if they haven’t got a good reason to travel into Swanage. 2 years ago
Swanage’s Minor Injuries Unit now only available by appointment In response to the coronavirus crisis, the Minor Injuries Unit at Swanage Community Hospital will no longer allow people to just turn up. 2 years ago
Exterior of the Red Lion pub Armed police in Swanage after reports of man with gun A 43 year-old man, who was in the Red Lion pub, has been arrested after reports that he had a gun. 2 years ago
Swanage coastguard team rescuing climber at Anvil Point Climber recovering after rescue at Anvil Point A man who got stuck on a cliff face is now recovering after being rescued by the Swanage Coastguard. 2 years ago
Police road closed sign Wareham woman in court after Valley Road car crash A 28 year-old woman from Wareham, has been charged with driving while her alcohol level was above the legal limit. 2 years ago
Swanage Lifeboat crew standing outside the Lifeboat house TV footage of Swanage Lifeboat crew to be broadcast on the BBC Swanage RNLI crew are to be on telly again as part of the BBC TV series ‘Saving Lives at Sea’. 2 years ago
Coastguard helicopter rescuing injured man Man seriously injured in Peveril Point cliff fall A 71 year old man has suffered a serious head injury after falling about 12 metres from the cliff at Peveril Point in Swanage. 2 years ago
Swanage Coastguard team Swanage Coastguard wins Dorset best team of the year award The ‘Jean Dean Memorial Award’ for the best coastguard team in Dorset has been presented to Swanage Coastguard. 2 years ago