Inland Mission For Portland Coastguard Helicopter
8:12am 28th September 2013
Portland's Coastguard rescue helicopter's had a rare emergency mission inland.
They took a diver suffering from decompression sickness (the bends) from an inland dive facility at Vobster Quarry near Frome in Somerset to Poole's helicopter landing site.
The diver was met by coastguard rescue officers, a dive doctor and a South West Ambulance crew before being relayed to a hyperbaric recompression chamber for treatment.