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COASTGUARD ROUND-UP: Teenager rescued from water at Portland
7:52am Monday 12th August 2013 in News
A TEENAGE girl was rescued after getting into difficulty in water at Portland Harbour.
Emergency services were called to Castletown, Portland, yesterday evening.
Portland Coastguard received a report that the teenager had been winded and was unable to get ashore.
Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat, South Western Ambulance and Dorset Police attended.
The girl was brought to safety and was not badly injured.
Earlier in the day the Portland Coastguard helicopter flew a pilot to hospital after his paraglider crashed in a field in Swyre, near Abbotsbury.
The man, believed to be in his 20s, had sustained spinal injuries and was airlifted to Dorset County Hospital.
The same afternoon a group were rescued from the sea after their speedboat overturned at Charmouth.
Portland Coastguard received a report of an upturned vessel and four people in the water.
Lyme Regis Lifeboat went to their aid and safely recovered them from the water. They were taken back to the lifeboat station where they were checked over by paramedics.
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