Woman airlifted to hospital after Portland cliff fall

Woman airlifted to hospital after Portland cliff fall

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 9:11am 15th September 2019.

She suffered 'multiple injuries' in the incident near to Blacknor yesterday afternoon.

Coastguard crews from Portland Bill and Wyke were called out just before 4.00pm on Saturday (September 14th) to reports of a woman in trouble at the Fallen Slab.

She'd become trapped between some rocks.

Other walkers did their best to help her at the scene, but paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Trust and the Devon Air Ambulance were also drafted in.

Fallen Slab Portland Cliff Rescue September 2019
Emergency services on the scene on Saturday afternoon

The woman was winched to the cliff top by the coastguard helicopter for further treatment.

She was then taken by Air Ambulance to Dorset County Hospital.

The Wyke Coastguard posted on their Facebook page to pay tribute to those on the scene: 

"Our special thanks go to the multiple climbers in the vicinity who raised the alarm and provided immediate assistance to the casualty until emergency services arrived."