Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Helicopter at Anvil Point

The Coastguard volunteers have been back in action today, responding to reports of an 84-year old lady who had slipped awkwardly at Tilly Whim.

On arrival at Anvil Point the team set about making the lady comfortable and assessing her pain and possible  injuries.

The lady, who was part of an organised walking group, had slipped on a particularly steep section making extraction potentially difficult, and so the Rescue Helicopter from Portland was called to assist.

Working with the paramedic winchman,  the team stabilised the casualty and carefully loaded her onto the helicopter stretcher for the short journey to Dorchester A&E.

Despite it being a beautiful sunny Autumn day, and lovely for a walk, the ground is currently very slippy underfoot and we would urge anybody out for a walk to take care.

Thanks to Ian the walk leader for the photo and also for his assistance through the afternoon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to Ian for his professionalism in a difficult situation. Also to the coastguard for their assistance. The lady has now been discharged from hospital and is back with her family.