Swanage Coastguard Team were tasked 'inland' to Herston this afternoon to assist South West Ambulance Trust with a Helicopter Medivac - Coastguard Rescue One-Zero-Six (Based at Portland) landed close to A35 main road. For public safety the road was closed for short periods on landing and takeoff.
The casualty has been airlifted to hospital.
On leaving the hospital landing zone, R106 was then immediately tasked back to Weymouth for a similar job; it just shows how important the Portland Coastguard Helicopter is to our coastal community.
If you want to have a say in its future you may wish to record your views in favour of retaining the helicopter. Or you might like to write to your local MP to say otherwise. Your democratic choice.