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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Clap for our community! Swanage residents were out on the streets last night, alongside firefighters, clapping in support of key workers and NHS staff.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.