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Dorset walkers urged to call if they have an issue
1:00pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
WALKERS are being urged to dial 999 and ask for the coastguard if they have a problem.
The message comes after coastguards rushed to help a walker who had injured his ankle on a coast path near Swyre Head.
The alarm was raised by a passerby who called the Lulworth Heritage Centre, who then called alerted Portland Coastguard.
Rescue teams reunited the man with his wife who was walking separately towards Lulworth before taking them back to their car parked at Ringstead.
The incident happened at around 3.30pm yesterday.
A spokesman for Portland Coastguard said: “Our advice to all coastal walkers is to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard if you have a problem. “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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