Although he tried to phone for help, the casualty soon found out that there's no phone signal in the area, certainly not low down on the path itself.
With no phone signal and unable to walk, the casualty attracted the attention of another walker on the Coast Path and asked him to make a 999 call when he reached an area with reception. The individual said he had no phone and so he took the casualty's own phone and set off to find some signal.
Over 24 hours later, and neither the individual nor the phone have been seen since. The phone rings out when dialled, but isn't being answered. We'd hate to think that this was a malicious act, but sad to say that at the moment it is being treated as theft and the Police are making enquiries. We are not even sure the 999 call was ever made.
|The Casualty slipped at this location where there is no mobile signal|
Fortunately, a second walker named John soon came by and also assisted. He moved the casualty into a sheltered area and lent him his own coat before heading up the hill to call the emergency services himself. He gave perfect directions and was waiting for us to show us the correct location once we RV'd at Verney Farm. Our thanks go out to John who couldn't have been more helpful.
Do you know anything or have you heard of anyone who may have that phone? Did anyone walking on the coast path near the Western Mile Markers see a discarded phone? Please let us or Dorset Police know - we'd love to hear from you.