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Coastguards Busy In Good Weather


8:37am 18th April 2014

Incidents in the good weather kept Dorset's coastguards busy yesterday.

Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Officers were tasked to assist South West Ambulance who were attending a person with an ankle injury at Durdle Door. Coastguards assisted with transporting the person to an awaiting ambulance for treatment.

Portland Bill Coastguard Rescue Officers were tasked to investigate a report of a chemical drum on the shoreline near Portland Bill. Coastguards located the object and confirmed that it was in fact a container of engine oil. Weymouth and Portland Borough Council were informed and will arrange removal. Coastguards stood down.

Coastguard helicopter RESCUE-106 and Portland Bill Coastguards were tasked to investigate a report from kayakers of a bicycle down the cliff and a possible associated body on the west side of Portland.  On scene it was discovered that the bike had been there a while and the body was actually a pile of rubbish.

Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Officers were tasked to investigate following a 999 call from a member of the public reporting a sheep in difficulties on the cliff at Man O War Cove, Durdle Door. Once on scene they spoke to the farmer who was confident that the sheep would be able to make its own way back to the field and he would check this in the morning. Coastguards were stood down once the prospect of any persons endangering themselves to help the sheep had passed.

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