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COASTGUARD ROUND-UP: Injured walker rescued from Lulworth coast path
COASTGUARDS rescued a walker who had injured his ankle near Swyre Head.
The alarm was raised by a passing walker who called the Lulworth Heritage Centre, who then called Portland Coastguard.
The man was reunited with his wife who was walking separately towards Lulworth before rescuers took them back to their car in Ringstead.
The pair then made their own way to hospital.
The incident happened at around 3.30pm yesterday.
Elsewhere, coastguards were called to help a person stuck on rocks near to Durdle Door.
Rescue teams, including the Weymouth RNLI Lifeboat, headed to the scene at 2pm yesterday afternoon.
The stranded person had gone out on an inflatable which had then deflated.
On arrival, crews found that the person had made their own way to shore, having not been in any difficulty.
Coastguards are urging coastal walkers to dial 999 and ask for the coastguard if they have a problem.
A spokesman for Portland Coastguard said: “This prevents delay and means that the people who will be coordinating your assistance will be able to talk to you directly to establish exactly where you are.”
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