Three visitors to Dorset rescued from cliffs

Three visitors to Dorset rescued from cliffs

Published by Maria Greenwood at 11:30am 8th May 2020.

Three men from Slough have been rescued after becoming stuck at the bottom of cliffs in Studland.

Despite the government’s guidelines,  the men had travelled to Dorset to visit Studland Beach.

They had walked along the bottom of the cliffs close to Old Harry Rocks, when they were cut off by the tide coming in last night. (7 May)

All three men climbed up the cliff face to escape the rising sea, where one managed to get to safety and call for help.

'Large rescue operation launched'

Four police cars, four police officers, one PCSO, one police drone, two Coastguard response teams, Swanage’s inshore lifeboat with three crew and a double crewed ambulance were all called out to rescue the two men who remained trapped.

Swanage Lifeboat

The Swanage RNLI inshore lifeboat found the men on a ledge, they were brought ashore and met by the police.

As they were in the water for a long time, they were checked over by the ambulance team.

A spokesman for Purbeck Police said:

"Around 20 emergency workers were put at risk as a result of the men’s trip to the beach.

"PLEASE think before you travel.

"And yes, all 3 will receive a surprise through the post."

Dorset Police are now dealing with them as they’ve breached the government’s lockdown restrictions.