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Coastguards help Durdle Door swimmer with hypothermia
4:15pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A SWIMMER was helped to an ambulance at Durdle Door after suffering hypothermia.
The 31-year-old man, who was staying at the nearby Durdle Door holiday park, and went for a swim just before 12 noon today. He managed to get out of the water but afterwards his friends were concerned he was showing symptoms of hypothermia and called Portland Coastguard.
A spokesman for the coastguard said: “He got cold and the other thing was, being at Durdle Door the only way to get anywhere is up a long flight of steps and a hill.”
He added: “Lulworth coastguard rescue team helped him up the hill and gave him a lift to the waiting ambulance.”
A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said they had treated the man at the scene.
He said: “We attended the scene with one ambulance crew. The patient was treated at the scene for hypothermia and then released.”
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