Saturday, 9 May 2015

Climber airlifted from Guillemot Ledge

The Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams along with Rescue 106 were tasked to Guillemot Ledge just after 6pm.

A climber had been stuck on the head by a rock dislodged by his climbing partner. The climber then fell into a small crevice and was treated to start with by other climbers in the area.

Rescue 106 lowered their winch-man to treat the climber whilst the Coastguard teams set up their equipment. With head and hip injuries the climber was flown to Dorchester Hospital whilst the Coastguard teams stood by whilst the other climbers climbed back to the top of the cliffs.

1 comment:

Luke Goble said...

I'm still sore and had my head glued up, many thanks to all involved. Really well organised and super quick to respond its a really great service! If I didn't have my helmet on it would of been a different story, the amount of people that don't is scary.. Moral is wear a helmet!! Luke