Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sunny Swanage

Another beautiful sun rise over the bay.

Always remember in a maritime emergency ( That's on the beach or out to sea, including the cliffs ) dial 999 and ask for Coastguard.

The Coastguard are the co ordinators of Maritime Search and Rescue around the UK coast.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Ordnance found at Redhorn Point and a dog incident.

Dorset Police requested assistance yesterday (16th) at Studland after a bait digger located a possible piece of ordnance.

As the item was below the high water mark , the primacy of the incident fell to the Coastguard to co ordinate so the Swanage Coastguard team was tasked.

As the tide was rapidly coming in the team quicker marked the area and took steps to stop the item rolling away whilst the National Maritime Operations centre contacted the EOD team.

At the next available low tide and the availability of a Royal Navy EOD team the team returned today to deal with the item.

The Royal Navy team arrived today and confirmed it was a piece of ordnance and removed it for safe disposal.

The Studland area was a D Day test area during the Second World War, items like this regularly turn up and our advice is certainly not touch them but call 999 and report your finding to the Coastguard.

As the team were about to deploy today to the ordnance incident , Dorset Fire and Rescue contacted the Coastguard to advise they were attending a report of a dog stuck on the beach.

The team redirected to the dog incident however were stood down as the dog managed to get free.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Casualty airlifted from North Swanage

Rescue 106 lands in the corner of the Swanage Cricket Club field to airlift a casualty on behalf of South Western Ambulance.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Lady airlifted from Swanage Beach

The team were tasked to assist South Western Ambulance at Sheps Hollow this afternoon.

A female walking along the beach fell breaking her hip. Due to the location and pain the lady was in, Rescue 104 from Lee on Solent was tasked to assist.

We apologise to the members of the public whilst the beach was closed and thank those who kindly gave us assistance at the scene.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Foggy training

Tonight cliff training on the Downs to practise our rope training in the fog and dark.

The training was based on a dog over the cliff with recover in the animal bag.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Mountain Biker airlifted from Godlingston Hill

The patrol were tasked by the National Maritime Operations Centre this afternoon after a request from Southwestern Ambulance.

A mountain biker had crashed coming down the hill and received serious injuries which required the male rider to be airlifted from the scene.

Rescue 106 from Portland was tasked and airlifted the rider to Poole after being treated by the Paramedics.

As ever in this location a special thanks to Mr Bowerman who assisted with transport and refreshments at the end of the incident.

Unattended items

Morning All, another beautiful day ahead.
One of the team went for a walk yesterday evening and came across a lone pushchair at the top of the cliff. A quick search of the immediate area showed no signs of an owner.

After quick phone call to the station officer for some advice, a decision was made to phone the nmoc but thankfully before that happened the owner appeared walking down from the top of the Downs.

Please remember, if you see anything suspicious

Friday, 3 April 2015

Good Friday

Slightly different view this morning if you look out the window.

Bank Holiday and sadly it's raining.