Sunday, 2 August 2015

Busy Coastguard Day

Busy afternoon for today's patrol.

It started with a diver being airlifted of a local dive boat in Durlston Bay, the patrol attended Peveril Point just in case the helicopter wanted to land.

Whilst on scene at Peveril Point the patrol monitored a small motor cruiser whilst it went through the tide race. The race was very rough and strong , the boat made it through however broke down just off the pier.

The patrol then proceeded down to the pier to meet the dive boat and speak to the broken down motor boat which had run out of fuel.

Having been to Studland the patrol was heading up to Durlston when they were made aware of a road accident in the Lower High Street.
Arriving on scene a car had been in collision with a motor bike which had two riders on. The Coastguard team along with an off duty fireman, A&E nurse and lifeboat man delivered 1st aid whilst waiting for two ambulances to arrive.

The Lower High Street is now reopened.

The fourth Incident  today came after 9pm when the crew of the Swanage Inshore Lifeboat launched to a small sailing boat which has dragged its anchor under the Grand Hotel. The Team attended as the tow had been connected and helped recover some items for safe keeping.

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