Saturday, 12 November 2016
Para Glider airlifted after accident on Swanage Beach
A para gliders canopy had collapsed as he approached the beach causing a crash landing on the cliff face.
Ambulance staff were concerned the male had a spinal injury so requested assistance. The Air Ambulance arrived and landed on the beach allowing the Doctor to assess the male. Rescue 104 had been tasked due to the winch capability and arrived on scene shortly after.
Swanage RNLI ILB was requested by the Station Officer as the tide was coming in and there was a risk the rescue teams being cut off. The lifeboat was used to moved some ambulance staff up the beach.
The male was airlifted and flown for treatment at Dorchester Hospital.