Both Swanage lifeboats tasked to Kimmeridge for a medivac
Kimmeridge and St Albans Coastguard and South West ambualnce were dealing with a casualty with a broken ankle on the far side of Kimmeridge Bay.
Both lifeboats launched and made best speed towards Kimmeridge arriving on scene 25 minutes later. The inshore lifeboat put two volunteer crew members ashore to assess what additional equipment was required before coming out to the all weather lifeboat to collect the basket stretcher and the pain relieving gas entonox. This was taken ashore along with 2 crew from the ALB. The casualty was transferred to the stretcher, carried aboard the ILB and gently motored across to the waiting ambulance.
With the situation resolved the lifeboats were released to return to Swanage.
ALB Crew: (Coxn) Dave Turnbull, Gavin Steeden, John Deas, Becky Mack, Alice Haw, Fergus Holland
ILB Crew: (Helm) Darren Tomes, Matthew Steeden, Phil Palmer
Shore Crew: (Head Launcher) Gary Buglass
Notes to Editors
- Photograph of. Credit - Roydon Woodford
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