In the summer we would expect a busy day but not normally four incidents during the day in November.
The first call today was a report of a washed up life raft near to Old Harry. The team deployed and located an oil drum washed up but were unable to get to it due to it location and the tide. The local authority have been informed but it will be difficult to recover in its current location.
Retuning from that incident the team investigated a fire on the beach at Middle Beach. Thankfully it was controlled burning.
Later in the afternoon the team were paged again to support South Western Ambulance near to the chain ferry. A male required to be stretchered to the ambulance having fallen and suffered possible spinal injuries.
Whilst dealing with the medical incident the team were made aware of a possible ordnance incident at Knoll beach. The team joined police and waited for the EOD team to arrive.
The object was heavily corroded and the EOD have taken it for disposal.