Update: Couple on walk rescued by coastguard helicopter

Dorset Echo: Two walkers rescued by coastguard helicopter Two walkers rescued by coastguard helicopter

A COUPLE who became stuck while on a walk along the Dorset coast sparked alert for coastguards.

Shortly before 5pm yesterday, Portland Coastguard received a 999 call from the two walkers saying they had got into difficulty when walking between Chapman’s Pool and St Alban’s Head.

It is believed the particular route the couple had decided to take was closed off and overgrown, which they were not aware of when beginning their walk.

A spokesperson for Portland Coastguard said: “At 4.53pm we received a call from a couple in their 40s who had become stuck whilst walking between Chapman’s Pool and St Alban’s Head.

“The couple had followed a pathway on a map which was no longer accessible by foot and was all overgrown.”

St Albans Coast Rescue Team attended the scene and located the walkers.

The coastguard helicopter that was training nearby then lifted the two walkers to the coastguards on the cliff top.

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11:47am Mon 23 Dec 13

shy talk says...

“The couple had followed a pathway on a map which was no longer accessible by foot and was all overgrown.”

Clue in there somewhere walkers. Well done to the Rescue Services.
“The couple had followed a pathway on a map which was no longer accessible by foot and was all overgrown.” Clue in there somewhere walkers. Well done to the Rescue Services. shy talk

1:49pm Mon 23 Dec 13

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Why couldn't they just turn around and retrace their route back to where they started from? sound like a pair of 'sirry iriots' to me!
Why couldn't they just turn around and retrace their route back to where they started from? sound like a pair of 'sirry iriots' to me! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

2:10pm Mon 23 Dec 13

shy talk says...

Good point. Dark that time of the day. Apart from having a map, did they have torches and a compass?
Good point. Dark that time of the day. Apart from having a map, did they have torches and a compass? shy talk

6:53pm Mon 23 Dec 13

westbaywonder says...

As i keep saying,when this happens,send them the bill!!!
As i keep saying,when this happens,send them the bill!!! westbaywonder

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