Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Missing Walkers located safely by Swanage Coastguard

Portland Coastguard Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a 999 call shortly after 9pm  from two lost walkers. It was dark and due to the poor weather conditions they required assistance.

The male and female from the Nottingham area had been returning to their car parked at Worth Matravers after a day out in Swanage.

The search area was between Durlston and Dancing Ledge but with some questioning from Portland Coastguard the search area was narrowed down to between Dancing Ledge and Belle Vue farm.

Conditions on the ground were far from ideal, heavy rain and gusting winds made searching difficult, however just after an hour the pair were located by two Coastguard Rescue Officers.  The pair having got lost took shelter from the weather behind a stone wall.

Having been checked over the pair were dropped back to their car and the team were released back to the station to dry out.

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