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COASTGUARD ROUND-UP: Boy taken to hospital after being hit by falling rocks
7:58am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD was taken to hospital after he was hit on the head by falling rocks.
The boy was at Chapman's Pool on the Purbeck coast when he was injured by the falling debris yesterday afternoon.
St Albans Coastguards and South Western Ambulance paramedics were called to the scene.
The boy was treated at the National Coastwatch Lookout at St Albans Head before being taken to Swanage Hospital where he was given stitches.
Around an hour later coastguards were called to the Purbeck Coast footpath near Swanage after a walker sprained his ankle in a fall.
Coastguards carried the 48-year-old man a considerable distance over difficult terrain to the nearest road where he was met by South Western Ambulance paramedics.
He was treated on scene and may have been taken to Poole Hospital by his family.
Yesterday evening a pilot rowing gig radioed the coastguard after getting into difficulty off the Swanage coast.
The gig, with seven rowers, was trying to tow an inflatable dinghy with two people onboard to safety off Peveril Point.
Swanage RNLI lifeboat took the dinghy and its crew to Swanage slipway.
Later that evening coastguards, lifeboat crew, Dorset Police officers, police helicopter and paramedics were called to Weymouth Beach after a distressed woman went into the sea.
Weymouth RNLI lifeboat and Wyke Coastguards were sent to the scene after the woman walked into the water.
The lifeboat found the woman and took her to shore where she was met by South Western Ambulance paramedics.
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