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Sea Rescue After Rhib Overturned Off Portland

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7:31am 15th September 2014
(Updated 1:33pm 15th September 2014)


Two men have been rescued after sending a Mayday from the waters off Portland Bill after their dive rhib had been overturned by rough seas.The Coastguard helicopter, Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat and vessels in the area all responded.The men were ok and their rhib righted.

Also on a busy Sunday for Coastguards, they responded to a call about a 58 year old man who was vomitting and dizzy on Chesil Beach. Ambulance paramedics were in attendance but needed Coastguard assistance to extract him from the beach. Portland Bill Coastguard Rescue Team were tasked to assist. Once on scene they located the casualty and paramedics and assisted the extraction from a difficult location back to the safety of the ambulance where the male was assessed then taken to hospital in the ambulance.

Coastguard helicopter RESCUE-106 and Lulworth Coastguard Rescue Officers were tasked to assist South West ambulance service with a male who had collapsed at Durdle Door. In the event the casualty recovered enough to be walked to the ambulance, and Coastguard resources stood down.

Wyke Coastguard Rescue Officers, while on a routine patrol came across a 67 year old FEMALE who had collapsed on the Esplanade, Weymouth. The Coastguards administered first aid until an ambulance arrived on scene.

Coastguard Rescue Officers from West Bay were tasked to assist 63 year old disabled male whose motorised wheelchair had become stuck in sand on the sea shore near Hive Beach, Burton Bradstock. The man and his wheelchair were taken to firm ground where he was returned to his carers. The incident was reported by Lyme Bay National Coastwatch Lookout, and one of their volunteers also assisted.

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