Monday, 18 July 2016

Climber airlifted after 40ft fall

The Swanage Coastguard team along with colleagues from The St Albans Coastguard team were tasked this afternoon at 3.30 to a report of a climber fallen from cliffs.

The area the climber was climbing was Cattle Troughs which is between Anvil Point and the Western Mile Markers.

The climber had fallen approximately 40ft receiving head and leg injuries.

Both Swanage RNLI lifeboats launched and put crewman ashore whilst the Coastguard teams set up to put a technician over the cliff.

Due to the injuries the rescue helicopter from Lee on Solent was requested to airlift the climber.

Rescue 104 airlifted the female to Southampton hospital , Swanage Lifeboat took one of the party back to the Lifeboat House whilst the Coastguard team brought a second climber back up the cliff.

All under the watchful eye of the Officer in charge, Dorset Police assisted at the scene with their off road 4 x 4 Rhino which assisted getting equipment and team to the scene.

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