Woman rescued after falling on rocks at Portland

Woman rescued after falling on rocks at Portland

Published by Maria Greenwood at 9:21am 13th July 2020.

Weymouth Lifeboat was launched yesterday afternoon to rescue a woman from rocks near Portland.

The 33-year-old had a suspected broken ankle.

The volunteer crew of the lifeboat managed to find a small gap in the rocks which they could get part of the lifeboat into, to allow two crew members with a basket stretcher to climb ashore. 

With the casualty in the stretcher, the Coastguards then managed to get her down 20m of rocks and onto the lifeboat. 

The casualty, along with a Paramedic were then transferred back to Weymouth Harbour to a waiting ambulance. 

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Weymouth's other lifeboat was also dispatched to a yacht near Durdle Door.

They helped a crew member who'd suffered a serious injury after getting their hand trapped in winch.

The casualty was transferred onto the lifeboat and brought back to Weymouth Harbour and a waiting ambulance.