Sunday, 14 August 2016

Cyclist and a serious water incident

Last night the patrol were flagged down on the Studland Ferry road after a cyclist had come off their bike at speed.

The male had received a serious head injury but thankfully a cycle helmet had probably saved his life.

The team provided immediate first aid and treated the male at the side of the road. Ambulance and Police were called to assist , with the area dark and busy with other road users.

A South Western Ambulance Paramedic arrived and worked with the Coastguard team before an a ambulance arrived to convey the male to Poole Hospital.

Our Thanks to the motorist who first stopped to help.

All services resumed just after 11pm , the value of a wearing cycle helmet showed in the incident.

At 03.40 the team the team were called to a report of a person shouting for help in the water off Studland.

Two young gentleman had been on the beach when they heard cries for help, they called the emergency services and guided us to their location.

On arrival we found the pair and a 27 year old male on the shore line who had been in the water for some time.

Poole RNLI inshore lifeboat had been launched to conduct a search.

The Coastguard team again gave immediate first aid to the 27 year who had been in a canoe before it had sank. The male was very hypothermic and the Coastguard requested an immediate ambulance to a North Haven by the Chain Ferry.

With the males condition the lifeboat was requested to land on the beach pick the male up and get him to the ambulance at best speed.

The actions of the two males reporting this incident along with the actions of both the Coastguard and RNLI crew could have seen this incident turn out very differently.

The team returned at 04.40

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