Incident - Swimmer In Difficulty
Thursday 29 March Watchkeepers Dick Barton and Val Ayling contacted by Solent CG and requested to observe a swimmer who had been reported possibly to be in difficulty off Dawlish Warren. An indistinct sighting had been reported to the CG. Watchkeepers reported to Solent CG that the object under observation appeared to be a barrell. Observation continued and CG helicopter was deployed in search. Exmouth NCI eventually stood down while CG helicopter continued search.
Afternote: The AWLB was launched to assist as required from the ramp alongside CWH as the RNLI ramp was unserviceable. Both lifeboats were stood down at 1824 with no further sightings.