Friday, 8 February 2013

Sick male airlifted

A real team effort yesterday, with Coastguards, Rescue 104, South Western Ambulance and Dorset Police.

A report came into the emergency services just after lunch time of a male who was ill between the Country Park and Dancing Ledge.

South Western Ambulance were joined by the Swanage Initial Response Team and St Albans Kilo who works in the area. Thankfully the poorly male was spotted west of the Western Mile marker and the team had a difficult walk to his location.

The male who had been walking the coast path started to be ill the day before so set up a small tent to sleep off his illness. Cold conditions over night had not helped the male and in the morning his condition worsened and a member of the public reported him to Rangers at the Country Park.

Due to his location and ground conditions, Rescue 104 from Lee on Solent was tasked to help remove the male quickly to hospital to be treated.


Philip Stepney said...

Hope the young male is OK please pass on your best wishes if able.
My wife and I were the members of public who reported him. thanks to all rescue services for the great job you do

Swanage Coastguard said...

Thank you for taking the time to write, your call probably saved the chaps life . He was quite ill and needed to be in hospital as soon as possible.