Swanage lifeboats launch to assist injured male at Dancing Ledge

Lifeboats News Release

Both Swanage's lifeboats were requested to launch as part of a multi-agency response to assist an injured male who was believed to have fallen and sustained an injury.

Swanage Lifeboat Crew

RNLI/Roydon Woodford

Swanage Lifeboat Crew
The lifeboats launched and were on scene 10 minutes later. On arrival they found that the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance had been able to land on Dancing Ledge and their medics were attending the casualty. Two ILB crew went ashore to see if any further assistance was required. They assisted carrying the casualty to the helicopter and once this was done both lifeboats were released to return to station.

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