Sunday, 10 September 2017

Driving Rain, High Winds and four taskings

Sunday was a busy day for the team with four separate incidents (so far!)

The first was around 1am when the team was tasked to a female fallen over a cliff in Bournemouth - in this case the tasking was to support colleagues from Southbourne and Lymington but we were stood down when the lady was recovered by other means.

Next was a suspected piece of ordnance, discovered at Knoll Beach by the early morning patrol. Photographs were sent to EOD who examined them and who were content that the heavily corroded item was harmless.  The team marked the object up to avoid further calls and liaised with the landowner to arrange removal and disposal.

With the weather now worsening, the next task was back in Studland and to the asistance of a young lady who had twisted her knee badly when out walking near Old Harry.  Working with the NT rangers, first aid was given and the lady was stabilised and made comfortable before arrangements were made to recover her back to the village and from there to hospital.

Finally, whilst Swanage RNLI were out rough weather training, they noticed what looked to be a fresh cliff fall in the Tilly Whim area and the team was tasked to investigate from above.  Wearing full foul weather kit three CROs checked the area and coast path from the top, and after a further conversation with the lifeboat stood down when nothing could be found.

Meanwhile some of the newer members have spent a weekend training in Bournemouth.

That's 8 calls in the first ten days of September.....What will the rest of the month hold?

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