Saturday, 8 September 2012

Climber stuck near Western Mile Marker

Preparations for this afternoons team BBQ were interrupted when the team were paged to a climber reported stuck near to the Western Mile Markers. Access was through Belle Vue Farm southwards to the cliff top. The vehicle team stayed on top (red marker) to provide words of encouragement to the forward team who deployed down to the scene on foot.

Rescue helicopter 106 was scrambled from Portland  and lifted the climber with a shoulder injury to Dorchester hospital.

The team remained on scene to assist the climber's partner.

With the BBQ lit the IRT were then tasked to a report of persons stuck on Ballard, despite a good search no one was located.

Perhaps this week I'll get Coastguard Oscar to do some blogs on access to the Cliff areas?!


Tim Perkin said...

I was that climber! Sorry for interrupting the BBQ and thank you so much for coming to my assistance.

Coastguard Oscar said...

No problems Tim, I needed the exercise running down (and up) the cliffs. Hope the shoulder sorts itself and that you are back climbing again soon. Oh by the way, our son was very calm, which was a credit to him. If you're in the area again please feel free to pop in for tea and biscuits. Cheers .

Tim Perkin said...

Aim to come back next summer and complete the route, so may take you up on your offer!