For the second day running, the Volunteer Coastguard Rescue team has been working with the Rescue Helicopter, this time supporting Police and South Western Ambulance with an elderly lady who had fallen in town and sustained a serious head injury.
Some of the team assisted at the scene of the incident where the helicopter initially tried to drop its winchman. However, with a crowded half term beach, it was agreed that a safer course of action was to land at King George's Field and convey the winchman/paramedic to the scene in our own vehicle.
Meanwhile, another unit was tasked to Poole to prepare the landing site for the helicopter's arrival there.
Thanks to the Chain Ferry staff who waited for us, only for us to turn round at the ferry ramp when it was decided that the helo would fly to Dorchester A&E instead.
Finally all units returned to King George's to transfer the casualty from the ambulance to the helicopter and assisting the ambulance out of the rather muddy field - our thanks to the tractor driver for his help.
And last of all, once the muddy overalls were off, a quick photo and all stand down before returning for a debrief.