Swanage Coastwatch volunteers were joined at Norden station by Simon Nayyar of Sirius Insight, sponsoring the NCI flag on a 2,000 mile journey Flying the flag in Swanage for Coastwatch life savers Volunteers from Swanage Coastwatch have helped to take a flag on a 2,000 mile journey around England’s coastline as part of the lifesaving charity's 30th anniversary. 2 days ago
Swanage lifeboat rescues stuck yacht Yacht stuck in strong ebb tide off Peveril Point rescued by RNLI A 36 foot yacht that became entangled in the rope of a lobster pot marker buoy was safely freed after several attempts by the Swanage lifeboat crew. 1 week ago
Swanage lifeboat rescue during Fastnet race Swanage RNLI crew commended for saving life during Fastnet Race Commendations have been awarded to members of the Swanage Lifeboat crew with special praise for the coxswain’s boat handling skills during a challenging rescue, in which a sailor’s life was ... 2 weeks ago
Air ambulance at Knoll Beach Studland air and sea rescues over busy weekend Emergency services were called to help people in trouble in two separate incidents over a warm weekend in Studland, Dorset. 3 weeks ago
Winspit caves Woman in her 80s dies after fall along Purbeck coastline Emergency services including the air ambulance and coastguard helicopter went to the aid of a woman in her 80s, after she fell from a height at Winspit Quarry near Worth ... 4 weeks ago
15 year ol;d boy being treated after falling from Old Harry Miracle as school pupil survives 60 foot fall from Old Harry In a lucky escape, a 15 year old boy on a school trip to Old Harry in Studland, Dorset, managed to avoid serious injury after falling 60 feet off the ... 4 weeks ago
Just minutes after a freak lightning strike, Clematis Cottages in Stoborough are well alight Stoborough residents lucky to escape lightning strike fire A freak lightning bolt is believed to have started a blaze which gutted a pair of thatched cottages in Stoborough in Dorset. 2 months ago
Wareham roundabout Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision on Wareham bypass Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact them after a motorcyclist and a vehicle collided on the Wareham bypass in Dorset, near to the ... 2 months ago
Ernie the dog on Swanage Downs Golden Labrador rescued after falling over Swanage cliff The coastguard was called in after a dog called Ernie tumbled down the face of a 60 foot cliff on the Swanage Downs in Dorset. 3 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat volunteers joined a multi-agency rescue when a yacht caught fire in Poole Harbour Swanage RNLI joins night time rescue mission as yacht catches fire Swanage lifeboat volunteers answered a late night call for help on Saturday 13th April 2024 after a yacht caught fire in Poole Harbour. 3 months ago
Swanage firefighters hold their 2024 charity car wash on Saturday 13th April Swanage fire crews to make a splash with charity car wash Crew members at Swanage Fire Station are to turn their hoses on cars instead of fires for one day only - to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. 3 months ago
Swanage lifeboat during Storm Nelson Surfer rescued during Storm Nelson by RNLI near Peveril Point During the height of Storm Nelson, an experienced surfer had to be saved from the rough seas by the Swanage lifeboat crew and the coastguard. 4 months ago
Fire service attend house fire in Swanage Fire crews called to house fire in Swanage Within minutes of a 999 call, Swanage fire crew arrived at the scene of a fire at a cottage in Swanage, closely followed by a crew from Wareham. 4 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat launching at night Swanage RNLI night time rescue of head injury casualty Swanage lifeboat was launched after a member of a crew on a yacht suffered a head injury and the vessel was stranded out to sea. 4 months ago
Dorset Search and Rescue volunteers on exercise to practise their skills Busiest year ever for Dorset Search and Rescue as incidents double A charity that helps find missing people in Dorset, including Purbeck, is marking its 20th anniversary by calling for more volunteers. 4 months ago
Swanage Lifeboat Station Swanage RNLI volunteers get invite to Westminster Abbey To mark the 200th anniversary of the RNLI, representatives from Swanage Lifeboat Station will join other volunteers from around the UK at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in ... 5 months ago
Rescue of walker from Dancing Ledge Injured walker rescued from coast path near Dancing Ledge Swanage Fire crew along with coastguard teams from Swanage and St Albans went to the aid of a man who had injured his lower leg while walking along the South ... 5 months ago
Walkers rescued by Kimmeridge Coastguard Family cut off by tide airlifted from Kimmeridge Bay The coastguard rescue helicopter had to be deployed to save a child and two adults who were stranded at Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset by a rapidly rising tide. 5 months ago
Both Swanage lifeboats were launched together for the first time in 2024 to help search for a person reported missing off Old Harry Swanage lifeboat crew search for missing man Both Swanage lifeboats were launched together to help search for a missing person in the early hours of the morning of Thursday 15th February 2024. 5 months ago
Wareham Road outside Romany Works business park Wareham man airlifted to hospital after scooter crash A man in his 70s from Wareham was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries after a collision between his scooter and a car near Holton ... 6 months ago
Swanage lifeboats launch to rescue dog First rescue for new Swanage lifeboat as dog falls over cliff A family pet dog sustained a leg injury but was lucky to survive after an 80 foot fall at Old Harry near Swanage in Dorset. 6 months ago
D Class D884 at Swanage Lifeboat station Come and meet Roy at Swanage Lifeboat Station Swanage RNLI’s latest recruit - its new inshore lifeboat named Roy Norgrove - is to be the star attraction at a specially arranged event. 6 months ago
New inshore lifeboat Roy Norgrove D884 Swanage RNLI takes delivery of new lifeboat The gift of a brand new inshore lifeboat named Roy Norgrove has arrived at Swanage Lifeboat Station in time for Christmas. 7 months ago
Three Swanage RNLI volunteers receive long service medals Long service medals awarded to three Swanage RNLI volunteers Having clocked up a total of 70 years of volunteering between them, three members of Swanage RNLI have been recognised for their dedication. 8 months ago
Cars in Washpond lane Cars collide head on along narrow lane in Swanage Swanage Fire Station was called to assist when a Renault Clio ended up in the hedgerow following a collision with a Mercedes car, travelling in the opposite direction along a ... 8 months ago
Lucy the dog Missing Swanage dog Lucy returns home after giving coastguard the slip Two coastguard teams and the Swanage Lifeboat crew had nearly given up hope of finding Lucy the dog, stuck 150 feet up the cliff above North Beach in Swanage, when ... 9 months ago
Milo the dog Milo the dog falls 70 feet down Swanage cliff face A coastguard descended down the side of the cliff on ropes to rescue a black labrador called Milo that had tumbled over the edge on Swanage Downs in Dorset. 10 months ago
Filming Swanage Lifeboat Swanage and Poole RNLI on BBC TV saving life of young sailor The popular BBC TV Saving Lives at Sea programme is back for an eighth series and includes rescues by Swanage Lifeboat crew and Poole RNLI. 10 months ago
Swanage lifeboat rescue of boat Yacht drifting in shipping lane rescued by Swanage RNLI Swanage lifeboat crew successfully recovered a yacht with engine failure in the English Channel, in what turned out to be a six hour rescue. 10 months ago
Tomasz and son Man who tried to paddle board to Old Harry with son, tells of ordeal A 45 year old man from Bristol has spoken for the first time of his near death experience after spending nearly seven hours clinging to his paddle board in Studland ... 11 months ago
Swanage Fire station training Have a go at being a firefighter in Swanage Swanage Fire Station is offering those keen on becoming a paid on-call firefighter, the chance to find out what it’s really like. 11 months ago
Waverly and RNLI Poole RNLI treat injured woman on paddle steamer returning to Swanage A RNLI volunteer undertook a tricky manoeuvre to get back to his lifeboat in Poole Bay in Dorset after treating an injured passenger on the historic paddle steamer the Waverley. 11 months ago
Police road closed sign Woman and child seriously injured in car collision near Wareham The air ambulance flew a child with serious injuries to hospital in Southampton following a collision between two vehicles on the Sandford Road near Wareham. 11 months ago
Actress Joanna Scanlan has backed RNLI safety advice that saved her life TV star backs RNLI campaign after terrifying ordeal at Durdle Door BAFTA winning actress Joanna Scanlan has spoken publicly for the first time about how she nearly drowned while swimming at Durdle Door in Dorset. 11 months ago
Swanage all weather lifeboat launches to help search for a missing person No rest after busy Lifeboat Week for Swanage crews After a busy lifeboat week, Swanage RNLI volunteers were hoping for an early night - until they were called on to help search for a missing person. 11 months ago
A family had a lucky escape from a blazing home in Steer Road, Swanage Swanage family have lucky escape from night time blaze A Swanage family had a lucky escape from their blazing home thanks to working smoke alarms which woke them up in the early hours. 11 months ago
They're off! Eight intrepid captains paddle their self built boats across Swanage Bay A boatiful end to a wonderful week for Swanage RNLI There was a splashing finale to Swanage RNLI’s Lifeboat Week when the annual build a boat competition and race drew a crowd of thousands to town. 11 months ago
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance landed at King George's Playing Field in response to the emergency Tourist dies after medical emergency on Swanage beach A major emergency incident was sparked when a tourist died following a medical emergency in Swanage on Tuesday 15th August 2023. 11 months ago
Filming Swanage Lifeboat Film crew returns to Swanage RNLI ahead of lifeboat week Swanage Lifeboat Station is to feature again on the popular BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea but there’s an opportunity to visit the boathouse in person during lifeboat week. 12 months ago
House fire on Ballard estate Fire destroys roof of burning bungalow in Swanage A blaze took hold in the loft of a property on the Ballard Estate in Swanage causing severe damage - WATCH VIDEO 12 months ago
Dorset Marine Police will patrol Swanage Bay and Studland this summer to reduce anti social behaviour on the water Marine police to tackle those waiving the rules in Swanage Bay More Dorset Police sea patrols are to take to the water around Swanage Bay this summer in an attempt to stop anti social behaviour on the waves. 12 months ago
Studland road crash Car crashes into tree near Corfe Castle For the second time that day, emergency services were called to a car crash near Corfe Castle in Dorset that blocked the road. 12 months ago
Fire engines at Harmans Cross Person airlifted to hospital after Harman’s Cross road crash Two people were seriously injured and both had to be cut out of their separate vehicles after they collided on the A351 Valley Road near Swanage in Dorset. 12 months ago
Woody the dog rescued from Ballard Down fall Lucky escape for cliff fall dog on Ballard Down Stuck on a small ledge after going over the cliff at Ballard Down near Swanage in Dorset, coastguard teams dashed to the rescue of Woody the dog. 12 months ago
Swanage RNLI all weather lifeboat Swanage RNLI nighttime rescue of boat drifting in shipping lane From within sight of the French coastline, Swanage Lifeboat crew had to tow a motorboat back to safety after it suffered catastrophic water pump failure rendering its engine unusable. 1 year ago
Fire engines at Swanage Fire Station Swanage firefighters hold charity car wash at fire station More used to putting out fires, the crew at Swanage Fire Station are to turn their skills to hosing down cars in order to raise funds for The Fire Fighters ... 1 year ago
Studland Heath fire Fire breaks out on Studland peninsula near beach A large area of vegetation among the Studland sand dunes in Dorset has been devastated by a fire that swept through the habitat of many rare species including the endangered ... 1 year ago
Poole RNLi join search for paddle boarders Missing paddle boarders at Old Harry spark huge rescue mission A father and his 16 year old son are lucky to have survived after being swept miles out to sea on their paddle boards from Studland Bay in Dorset. 1 year ago
Swanage all weather lifeboat launching ‘Struggling’ paddle boarders rescued by Swanage RNLI Two groups of paddle boarders - a total of six people - got caught out when the wind picked up in Studland Bay in Dorset. 1 year ago
Dancing Ledge incident Air ambulance rescues injured man from Dancing Ledge A man who had fallen and broken his leg had to be airlifted from a rock ledge on the Purbeck coastline due to the inaccessible location - WATCH VIDEO 1 year ago
Car in Poole Harbour Car in Poole Harbour forces Sandbanks Ferry to suspend service The Sandbanks Ferry had to stop operating, after a car waiting to board, rolled off the slipway on the Sandbanks side of Poole Harbour - WATCH VIDEO. 1 year ago
Police car in Dorset Body found following search for missing Purbeck teenager Dorset Police say they have very sadly found a body, following the search for a 17 year old boy who was last seen in Worth Matravers in Dorset. 1 year ago
Verwood wildfire Swanage Fire Station work overnight to tackle Dorset wildfire The first major wildfire in Dorset during the recent spell of dry, warm weather took more than 60 firefighters to bring under control - WATCH VIDEO 1 year ago
Grey vehicle crashed into St Mary's church Second recent crash at Swanage church accident hotspot A grey van ran off Church Hill in Swanage and crashed through temporary barriers that had been put in place following a collision at the same spot a few months ... 1 year ago
Purbeck fire crews had to deal with several devastating blazes in 2022 Wildfire alert issued for Purbeck over bank holiday weekend Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service has declared an amber wildfire alert for Purbeck over fears of bank holiday barbecue blazes. 1 year ago
Inshore lifeboat in Swanage Bay Both Swanage lifeboats launched after multiple red flares fired Both of Swanage's lifeboats were launched when multiple red flares were fired out at sea. 1 year ago
Dorset Police chief constable Amanda Pearson Dorset chief constable pledges to fill gaps in Swanage policing team An increase in the number of new officers for Dorset Police means Swanage looks set to fill the vacancies in its neighbourhood policing team. 1 year ago
Boat on fire Dad and two children escape intense fire on powerboat at Arne Despite suffering from shock and cold, two boys and their father managed to make it ashore at Arne after abandoning their boat that had caught alight in Poole Harbour in ... 1 year ago
The Crow's nest inn pub Child injured in dog attack at Swanage pub Police officers and the air ambulance were all called to help after a child was injured in an incident involving a dog in a pub garden in Swanage. 1 year ago
In action again, Swanage lifeboat launches after red flares are fired Bank holiday rescue for Swanage RNLI as kayaker injured A capsized kayaker was rescued by Swanage RNLI after getting into difficulties near Dancing Ledge along the Purbeck Coast in Dorset. 1 year ago
Swanage Lifeboat rescues boat with a fire on board Swanage RNLI launches three times in four days to help boats in distress A cabin cruiser on fire and two broken down vessels required the urgent assistance of the Swanage all-weather lifeboat over the space of four days. 1 year ago
skip on fire Fire crew tackle skip blaze in Swanage Residents in Swanage were woken late at night after a fire crew arrived to put out a blaze that had broken out in a skip full of rubbish, close to ... 1 year ago
Helicopter rescue at Durdle Door Helicopter rescues teenagers swept out to sea at Durdle Door Hearing screams from a group of teenage girls clinging to rocks in the sea at Durdle Door in Dorset, mulitple calls were made to 999. 1 year ago
River Frome in Wareham Family of missing Wareham man informed after body found in river Dorset Police say that a body has been discovered in the river in Wareham and while not formally identified yet, the family of a man who’s been missing for several ... 1 year ago
Motor cruiser rescue by Swanage RNLI Swanage RNLI rescue motor cruiser with engine failure On Mothering Sunday, the volunteers from Swanage Lifeboat Station went to help the crew of a motor cruiser that had broken down 30 miles offshore in the shipping lane. 1 year ago
Lifeguard on Swanage Beach RNLI on lookout for new beach lifesavers in Swanage Recruitment has begun for the RNLI lifeguard team in preparation for keeping beachgoers safe on Swanage Beach over summer 2023. 1 year ago
Dancing Ledge viewed from the sea Inquest jury to look at coasteering safety after Purbeck death A jury will scrutinise safety rules for coasteering after the death of a man who drowned off Dancing Ledge near Swanage in 2019 1 year ago
Ready for action - Wareham's three fire engines set to go Wareham station gets a rebuild as call goes out for new firefighters A Purbeck fire station dating back to 1965 is getting a 21st Century makeover as it looks to attract a new generation of recruits. 1 year ago
Climber rescue near Anvil Point Injured climber airlifted from base of cliff near Swanage A man whose shoulder became dislocated while attempting to tackle a challenging cliff climb had to be rescued from a rock ledge west of Anvil Point - WATCH VIDEO. 1 year ago
Swanage assistant mechanic Colin Marks stood by the shore, sunset in the distance. Swanage RNLI volunteer retires after 30 years Having attended 300 incidents and clocked up more than 1,000 hours at sea on rescues, Swanage Lifeboat volunteer Colin Marks is handing back his pager for a final time. 1 year ago
CCTV of missing man Steven Clarke Video footage released of missing Wareham man in new search effort Dorset Police, continuing their enquiries to find a missing man in his 50s from Wareham, have now released new CCTV footage - WATCH. 1 year ago
Dog rescued by Swanage Coastguard and RNLI Dog plunges 28 metres from top of Studland’s Old Harry Rocks Swanage inshore lifeboat and the local coastguard team were called out to Old Harry Rocks to rescue a dog, a spaniel called Penny. 1 year ago
Dave Corben receiving his record of service certificate. Back on board: New Swanage Lifeboat role for Dave Corben Well known Swanage resident and local estate agent Dave Corben, who briefly retired as a Swanage RNLI volunteer after 50 years of service, is now returning to the helm. 1 year ago
Police car in Dorset Cyclist airlifted to hospital after collision with van near Wareham A man in his 30s has received serious injuries after a collision with a van on Bere Road near Wareham. 2 years ago
Ambulance staff on strike Purbeck ambulance staff go on strike over conditions and pay Ambulance staff from Purbeck say there's a constant shortage of staff, hours spent waiting at hospitals and dying people can be left without the care they need. 2 years ago
car on fire Car fire ‘started deliberately’ in Swanage after earlier collision A man has been arrested after a car was spotted on fire at the back of houses in a usually quiet residential area in Swanage - WATCH VIDEO 2 years ago
Air ambulance at Peveril Point Injured walker airlifted from Peveril Point to hospital The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called to rescue a walker who had fallen on the Swanage section of the South West Coast Path. 2 years ago
Yacht in Poole Harbour Semi-conscious sailor rescued by Swanage Lifeboat crew Both Swanage lifeboats launched into near-gale conditions to rescue a person who was seriously ill on a yacht off Anvil Point near Swanage. 2 years ago
RNLI rescue paddle boarder Paddle boarder rescued after blown a mile offshore from Studland The RNLI has released a video of the rescue of a paddle boarder near Old Harry Rocks warning of “deceptive weather” conditions - WATCH VIDEO 2 years ago
Car crashes into house Car crashes into terraced house in Swanage The owner of a property in Swanage was lucky not to be at home at the time, when a car crashed into their front room. 2 years ago
Poole Lifeboat out in rough sea conditions Rough seas warning as Swanage RNLI search for person in difficulty In challenging weather conditions, Swanage Lifeboat crew joined Poole RNLI to look for a person after a sighting of someone in potential difficulty - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Man with head injury rescused by Swanage and Poole Lifeboat crews Swanage and Poole RNLI join forces to rescue man with head injury A multi-agency evacuation effort was launched after a yacht heading towards Poole Harbour reported that a crew member was drifting in and out of consciousness. 2 years ago
Fire engine and Flying Scotsman at Swanage Railway Fire crews navigate railway crowds to reach Swanage garage fire Shortly after the steam locomotive Flying Scotsman arrived in Swanage, the local fire station received a report that a garage was on fire. 2 years ago
Climbing rope hanging over Anvil Point cliff sparks full scale search A concerned member of the public alerted the emergency services when a climbing rope was discovered on a cliff near Swanage but there was no sign of a climber. 2 years ago
Base jumper rescued by emergency services at Swyre's Head Base jumper breaks both legs near Durdle Door and calls 999 himself A man who parachuted off the top of Swyre Head near Durdle Door in Dorset, received serious injuries to his legs when he hit the cliff part way down. 2 years ago
Fire crew at Chimney fire in Rempstone Swanage Fire crews tackle chimney fire as weather gets colder A chimney caught alight at a cottage in Rempstone near Corfe Castle and was extinguished by crews from Swanage Fire Station. 2 years ago
sea rowers rescuing two men on a paddleboard Swanage sea rowers rescue paddle boarders in trouble Two men fishing in Durlston Bay on a paddle board with no phone, radio nor lifejackets, were lucky to be spotted by a crew from Swanage Sea Rowing Club. 2 years ago
Dancing Ledge viewed from the sea Climber dies after fall near Dancing Ledge Swanage lifeboats, along with three coastguard cliff rescue teams, a coastguard helicopter and air ambulance all dashed to rescue a man in his 60s. 2 years ago
The waverley at Swanage Pier Paddle steamer delayed in Swanage after man taken ill On its first visit back to Swanage in four years, The Waverley paddle steamer was held up, when a 71 year old man became unwell on board. 2 years ago
Dancing Ledge viewed from the sea No criminal charges to be brought after Dancing Ledge death Following the death of a man in 2019 during a coasteering trip near Swanage, Dorset Police say they will not be bringing criminal charges. 2 years ago
Swanage Fire crew tackle trackside fire Multiple trackside fires break out along Swanage Railway line Swanage Fire Station was called out to three separate fires all on the same day, next to the Swanage Railway track. 2 years ago
Climber put onto stretcher at bottom of cliff Swanage emergency services to feature on BBC TV The exceptional teamwork of Swanage RNLI, coastguard and air ambulance is to be highlighted on the BBC. 2 years ago
Inshore lifeboat in Swanage Bay Swanage RNLI to get new lifeboat in 2023 The news that Swanage RNLI is to receive a brand new inshore lifeboat, comes at the end of its successful lifeboat week. 2 years ago
Swanage RNLI Lifeboat crew with the inshore lifeboat Swanage RNLI search for missing kids during lifeboat week After a mother reported that her children hadn’t returned from swimming in Swanage Bay, the inshore lifeboat was launched to help look for them. 2 years ago
Cars get towed along Ferry Road in Studland Studland fire: Cars towed after driving over water hose to park Three cars were lifted and towed away and around 60 fines issued by Purbeck Police to vehicles hampering the work of the fire service following the Studland fire in Dorset. 2 years ago
Damping down Studland Heath fire Campfire and barbecue found at scene of Studland Heath fire Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service says it believes the cause of the Studland Heath fire in Dorset was a campfire and barbecue - WATCH AERIAL FOOTAGE OF FIRE. 2 years ago
Studland Heath Fire Fire crews stay overnight damping down hotspots after Studland fire In what Swanage Fire Station called “quite a day”, around 90 firefighters from across Dorset brought a huge fire under control - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Studland Fire Studland cut off as fire breaks out across tinder dry heath Access to the Studland peninsula is closed as around 90 firefighters from across Dorset tackle a large heath fire that is on either side of Ferry Road. 2 years ago
Fire at Corfe Castle Four fold increase in fires triggers a red alert for Dorset Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a red fire severity alert across its region after a dramatic increase in the number of fires in the open. 2 years ago
Fire at Corfe Castle Swanage Railway suspends steam loco service after track side fire Following a large fire at Corfe Castle, a diesel train service will replace the steam locos on Swanage Railway "until further notice" - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Wartime bomb explodes on Studland beach Wartime bomb exploded by disposal team on Studland Beach A beach at Studland had to be closed so an old wartime shell could be detonated in a controlled explosion - WATCH VIDEO OF EXPLOSION. 2 years ago
Church Knowle fire Campsites across Dorset urged to think twice before lighting fires Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking campsite managers, particularly in rural areas like Purbeck, to consider preventing the use of barbecues. 2 years ago
Paddleboarders rescued from path of Condor ferry Near miss for Studland paddle boarders blown into path of ferry Dorset Police marine officers, out on patrol in Poole Harbour, had to be urgently diverted to help four paddle boarders that were heading into the shipping lane. 2 years ago
Burnt out car at Durdle Door Wareham Fire crew tackle vehicle fires as heat rises With the hot weather continuing, a car at Durdle Door near Lulworth caught on fire, shortly followed by a lorry carrying hay near Dorchester. 2 years ago
Rescue by Kimmeridge Coastguard Woman breaks ankle slipping on rocks at Kimmeridge Swanage RNLI was called in to rescue an injured woman from the beach at Kimmeridge, as the terrain was too difficult to stretcher her to the ambulance. 2 years ago
Climber rescue Climber recovering after 15 metre fall near Worth Matravers Emergency services were called to rescue a man who had fallen as he attempted to climb along the rock face at Winspit Quarry near Worth Matravers. 2 years ago
Ferry Road in Studland Dorset on ‘full standby’ as crowds head to the beach during heatwave With the temperature set to soar, Dorset Council says it’s prepared for the expected visitors and has put in measures to ensure everyone can enjoy a safe trip to the ... 2 years ago
Stoborough Heath fire damage ‘Devastating’ Stoborough heath fire caused by barbecue A fire started by a portable barbecue has ‘decimated’ a hectare of RSPB-owned heathland at Stoborough near Wareham, killing rare wildlife. 2 years ago
Heath fire at Stoborough Heath fire at Stoborough closes main Purbeck road Fire crews from across Dorset and Hampshire, including teams from Wareham and Swanage were called in to tackle a large heath fire - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Helicopter and lifeboat rescue Swanage Lifeboat crew launch to another unconscious diver For the second weekend in a row, the Swanage Lifeboat crew and coastguard rescue helicopter had to be scrambled to help a diver in trouble. 2 years ago
Swanage Fire crew called out to Spyway car park fire Swanage Fire crew tackles fires in Harmans Cross and Langton Amid an Amber wildfire alert due to the dry weather, Swanage Fire Station has been called out to two fires over separate days. 2 years ago
Road junction in Wool Girl hospitalised following car collision in Wool Dorset Police are looking for the driver of a black Peugeot, after a car failed to stop in Wool following a collision with a pedestrian - a 10 year old ... 2 years ago
Rescue of diver by coastguard helicopter and Swanage Lifeboat Swanage RNLI and rescue helicopter go to aid of unconscious diver In the first of three rescues in a day, the Swanage Lifeboat crew was called to help a diver pulled unconscious from the water at the location of the Kyarra ... 2 years ago
Swanage lifeboat rescue sailor with injured hand Swanage RNLI go to aid of sailor with severed finger A crew member on a yacht near St Alban’s Head in Purbeck lost part of his finger and severely damaged two more. 2 years ago
Fire caused by disposable barbecue at Chapman's Pool Abandoned disposable barbecue destroys boat at a Purbeck cove Despite campaigns across Dorset against the use of disposable barbecues, a boat at Chapman’s Pool in Dorset has been destroyed by fire started by a discarded disposable barbecue. 2 years ago
Swanage lifeboat Swanage RNLI goes to aid of yacht drifting towards cliffs The crew of a yacht between Durlston and St Alban’s Head, had to radio for assistance as the wind dropped. 2 years ago
Car in ditch in Wool Lucky escape after car crashes into ditch near Wool Three people were rescued from a vehicle by fire crews after their car came off the road at Burton Cross near Wool in Dorset. 2 years ago
Old Harry Rocks with girl Swanage Coastguard dismay as girl risks life at Old Harry A teenage girl had to crawl to safety, coaxed back by Swanage Coastguard, after venturing out along the top of Old Harry Rocks near Swanage. 2 years ago
RNLI rescue yacht gone aground at Shell Beach in Studland Stricken yacht drifting towards Sandbanks Ferry rescued by RNLI Swanage Coastguard and Poole Lifeboat crew were quick to respond to a pan-pan radio call from a yacht that had lost all steerage - WATCH RESCUE VIDEO. 2 years ago
Air ambulance at Prince Albert Gardens Injured man rescued from Swanage pontoon by air ambulance Swanage RNLI, coastguard teams and paramedics from the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance went to the aid of a man who’d slipped and broken his ankle. 2 years ago
Swanage Lifeboat in Swanage Bay Swanage RNLI called out to kitesurfer in Studland Swanage Lifeboat crew were tasked to investigate reports of a father and daughter in difficulty, who had anchored their boat in Studland Bay. 2 years ago
Durlston bay rescue Midnight rescue by Swanage RNLI and coastguard Following a medical incident on the cliff path above Durlston Bay in Swanage, the lifeboat crew were paged to help get the casualty to hospital. 2 years ago
Webcam at Peveril Point Swanage and St Alban’s Head Coastwatch to welcome visitors again The Coastwatch stations at Swanage and St Alban's Head, near Worth Matravers are reopening to the public after the lifting of Covid restrictions. 2 years ago
Air ambulance at Winspit Air ambulance rescue for climber hurt in fall from Purbeck cliff A climber who received head and chest injuries after a fall near Worth Matravers, had to be rushed to hospital by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance. 2 years ago
Chimney Fire at Pig on the Beach in Studland Chimney blaze at Studland hotel tackled by fire crews Swanage and Wareham Fire crews were called out to the historic building and former home of the Bankes family. 2 years ago
Cheques handed over to Swanage Lifeboat crew Regular Swanage visitor bequests large gift to lifeboat crew The family of a long serving RNLI volunteer, who died at the age of 101, visited the Swanage Lifeboat Station to hand over a generous donation to the crew. 2 years ago
Two people wanted by Dorset Police Wareham shop has £2,000 worth of cigarettes stolen CCTV footage of a man and woman has been released by Dorset Police following a theft from a shop in Wareham. 2 years ago
Purbeck Paramedic Car Rapid community response saves Swanage Ambulance Car! The power of a community, united behind the single cause of keeping the Swanage Ambulance Car in Purbeck, has been credited for the decision by NHS bosses to retain the ... 2 years ago
Health bosses announce they will not withdraw Swanage Ambulance Car It’s just been confirmed that the Swanage Ambulance Car has been saved from being scrapped and will continue to serve Purbeck. 2 years ago
Van stuck in mud Tourists following satnav to Old Harry Rocks get stuck in mud The Swanage Coastguard team were expecting to see cows but discovered to their surprise a stranded camper van, far off the beaten track in Studland. 2 years ago
Ordnance found near Ferry Road in Studland Old explosive device found in Studland pond Purbeck Police had to put in place a 50 metre cordon near Ferry Road in Studland after the discovery of old ordnance. 2 years ago
Dorset Search and Rescue Dorset Search and Rescue sees rise in mental health incidents A charity that helps find missing people in Dorset, including Purbeck, has seen an increase in call outs to deal with mental health issues. 2 years ago
Coastguard rescue Man in 70s airlifted from Swanage to hospital with broken leg Swanage and St Albans Coastguard went to the rescue of a 73 year old walker who had broken his leg on the South West Coast Path - WATCH VIDEO. 2 years ago
Crashed car in Wool Purbeck Police stop driver with smashed in car A driver in Wool near Wareham was told by police to stop driving a vehicle with no front bumper, lights or number plate. 2 years ago
Climber put onto stretcher at bottom of cliff Seriously injured climber rescued from rock face at Anvil Point Emergency services managed the tricky task of rescuing a woman with a broken ankle from a cliff ledge near the Anvil Point Lighthouse to the west of Swanage. 2 years ago
Lifeguard on Swanage Beach RNLI on the lookout for new Swanage Beach lifeguards Getting ready for summer 2022, the RNLI is inviting applications from those who would like to be beach lifeguards along the South Coast including Swanage. 2 years ago
Swanage Ambulance Car Swanage Ambulance Car unstaffed while patient waiting times increase Swanage ambulance car has been sitting idle for up to three quarters of the month - at a time when emergency response times have more than doubled. 3 years ago
Firefighters in Swanage Swanage and Wareham firefighters do animal rescue! Ideally equipped for reaching the top of buildings and trees, animal loving fire crews were called to save a bird in Swanage and a cat in Wareham. 3 years ago
Ullwell Road at the junction with Covesgate Cyclist’s leg bitten by dog in Swanage Purbeck Police are asking for the owners of a dog that caused a puncture wound to a man’s leg, to come forward and tell their side of the story. 3 years ago
Swanage Lifeboats launch First shout of the year for Swanage Lifeboat crew Following reports of a kayaker in difficulty in Swanage Bay, both lifeboats from Swanage Lifeboat Station launched for the first time this year. 3 years ago
Ambulance in Swanage Dramatic increase in waiting time for ambulances in Swanage High demand for ambulances in Swanage and the wider Purbeck area means average waiting times are now far longer than the national guidelines. 3 years ago
Metal wheel on Swanage Beach Swanage Coastguard investigates reports of ordnance on beach A suspicious metal item that looked like a landmine was discovered at Sheps Hollow, the area of beach to the northern end of Swanage Bay. 3 years ago
Air ambulance at Nine Barrow Down Helicopter rescue for cyclist from top of Purbeck Hills A woman sustained injuries when she fell off her bike, close to the top of Nine Barrow Down near Swanage. 3 years ago
Studland car park closed as Unexploded hand grenade found Discovery of unexploded bomb closes off Studland car park The car park at Middle Beach has been cordoned off by Purbeck Police until an explosive ordnance can be made safe. 3 years ago
Swanage Sea Rowing defibrillator box Heartfelt plea to return missing Swanage defibrillator Essential life saving equipment costing £1,000 has gone missing from outside the Swanage Sea Rowing Club near the pier. 3 years ago
Police car close up in Swanage Man facing death by dangerous driving charge after fatal crash in Wool Following a three vehicle collision, in which a man died, a 41 year old man is to appear in court for an offence of causing death by dangerous driving. 3 years ago
Dog rescued by Swanage Coastguard Dog rescued after falling over cliff in Swanage Both the Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams were called in to save a dog that had gone over the edge of the cliff on Swanage Downs. 3 years ago
Fire damage after Studland heath fire Investigation into Studland heath fire reveals cause Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service says the fire that destroyed around 20 hectares of heathland in Studland in Dorset was started accidentally. 3 years ago
Studland Fire Fire destroys large area of rare Studland heathland habitat Firefighters are battling a blaze that has spread quickly across internationally important Studland heathland in Dorset - SEE VIDEO AND IMAGES. 3 years ago
Police car close up in Swanage Swanage man arrested after woman in hospital with serious injuries Dorset Police have detained a man in custody following reports of an assault at an address in the centre of Swanage. 3 years ago
Air ambulance lands at Kind George's playing fields in Swanage Police praise bystanders who tried to save life of woman in Swanage The importance of knowing where life saving defibrillators are in Swanage has been highlighted by Purbeck Police, after a woman collapsed at Swanage Market. 3 years ago
Dancing Ledge viewed from the sea Injured woman rescued from Dancing Ledge by Swanage RNLI A walker who’d fallen and injured her leg at Dancing Ledge along the Purbeck coastline had to be rescued by the Swanage lifeboat crew, in order to get to hospital. 3 years ago
Campfire in Wareham Forest Firefighters extinguish abandoned campfire in Wareham Forest The crew from Wareham Fire Station had to put out a campfire that had been left to burn in Wareham Forest. 3 years ago
Swanage Fire crew with dog Swanage Fire crew rescue woman and dog from town centre fire A woman and her dog had to be given oxygen after a fire broke out in a building in the centre of Swanage. 3 years ago
Fire engine at Portland Bill Warning to beach hut users after Dorset carbon monoxide poisoning Beach hut users are being urged to install carbon monoxide detectors after an elderly couple and their dog were overcome by fumes in their Portland Bill beach hut. 3 years ago
Footpath markers on wooden stile Woman bitten on leg by dog on Swanage footpath Dorset Police are investigating after a large dog bit a woman puncturing her skin, as she was walking her two Jack Russell dogs. 3 years ago
Swanage in-shore lifeboat Swanage RNLI treat injured woman facing long wait for ambulance A woman in a lot of pain on a Studland beach was facing a long wait for an ambulance, so Swanage Coastguard called on the lifeboat crew to help. 3 years ago
Yacht stranded on Studland beach Boat stuck on Studland nudist beach Both Swanage Coastguard and Poole RNLI were called out to a 45 foot sailing yacht that ran aground on a Studland beach. 3 years ago
Coastguard helicopter rescues walker Injured woman rescued by helicopter from Purbeck coast path Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams were called to help a walker who had fallen and sustained a serious leg injury. 3 years ago
Yacht towed back to Poole Harbour by 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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 years 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 years 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 ... 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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’. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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 ... 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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”. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 3 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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 ... 4 years 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 ... 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years ago
Purbeck Police looking for owner of “interesting plants” An investigation is underway after several suspected illicit plants were discovered in the Wareham area. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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’. 4 years 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. 4 years 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.” 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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! 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 years 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. 4 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. 4 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. 4 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. 4 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. 4 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’. 4 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. 4 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. 4 years ago