Sunday, 21 June 2015
Climber Rescued At Anvil Point
The Swanage Coastguard Team, St Albans Coastguard Team and both Swanage RNLI Lifeboats were called this afternoon to Anvil Point.
A climber had fallen and dislocated his shoulder and was unable to get back up the cliff.
Swanage RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was 1st on scene and provided 1st aid whilst the Coastguard teams set up their equipment. A Coastguard technician was lowered taking Chris who is both a Coastguard and who's full time job is a paramedic.
Options were considered on the best method of recovery, stretcher, lifeboat or by helicopter. Coastguard helicopter 106 was training in the area and stood by for a short while whilst the climber was fully assssed.
A stretcher recovery was confirmed and the St Albans Team provided a further technician with the stretcher and successfully recovered the climber to the top of the cliff and the waiting Paramedics.
Notably both Coastguard Rescue teams had trained for this very scenario last weekend!