Monday, 8 August 2016

Medical Incident at Swanage Pier

The team has been out this afternoon, responding to a boat returning to Swanage with an unwell crew member aboard.
Coastguard Volunteers supported the SW Ambulance crews at Swanage Pier

Initial reports suggested a heart attack, and the nearest defibrillator (in this case the one by the rowing club) was taken as a precaution - it really shows the value of these assets to the town.

In the event, once ashore the individual was soon feeling better and after a check over in the ambulance, he was released and on his way.

Thanks to local fisherman and RNLI volunteer Tom Greasty who was fishing nearby and who attended the boat on hearing the initial call for help on the VHF radio.

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