Woman rescued from cave on Portland

Woman rescued from cave on Portland

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:18am 30th June 2020. (Updated at 10:03am 1st July 2020)

A woman's been rescued from a cave below cliffs on Portland.

A major operation was launched at around 5pm yesterday afternoon. (29 June)

Lifeboat crews, coastguard rescue teams, the police and coastguard helicopter together with the air ambulance were all scrambled.

A spokesman for Wyke Coastguard Rescue Team said:

"The casualty was located in a cave below cliff's within the QinetiQ compound. 

"A rope rescue system was put in place and a rope technician lowered over the cliff to assess the situation.

"After a superb demonstration of flying the coastguard helicopter's winchman was lowered and recovered from the cave with the casualty."

The woman was taken to hospital.