Helicopter rescue for Portland climber

Helicopter rescue for Portland climber

Published by George Sharpe at 10:14am 17th July 2020.

A climber has been airlifted to safety at Westcliff, Portland.

She injured her ankle on the cliff path below Westcliff after she'd finished her climb.

Portland Bill and Wyke Coastguard Rescue Teams looked administered casualty care immobilising the injured ankle.

Due to the difficult location, just south of Sharpitts, it was decided that the best route of extraction would be by helicopter.

A coastguard helicopter winched the woman to the top of the cliff where she was taken to Dorset County Hospital by ambulance teams.