Walker in trouble airlifted to hospital by Coastguard helicopter

Dorset Echo: Walker in trouble airlifted to hospital by Coastguard helicopter Walker in trouble airlifted to hospital by Coastguard helicopter

PORTLAND Coastguard helicopter was scrambled to rescue a walker with a suspected broken ankle near Weymouth.

The helicopter airlifted the man, who was walking along a coastal path near Ringstead Bay, because the road was difficult to reach by ambulance.

The man was taken to the accident and emergency unit at Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester shortly after 11am this morning.

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6:51pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Kimberlin1 says...

It is vital that the Government sits up and takes notice of the danger of not having the Portland Helicopter here. Over 100000 have signed the petition to save it. Every year countless people have been rescued and this latest story again shows that lives are saved. The recent storms here on Portland will not be a one off and I shudder to think if there was a danger to life that we would have to rely on a Helicopter to come from Lee on Solent plus we are to lose our Coastguard Station could spell disaster. You can't put a price on a Human Life.Well done once again Portland Helicopter Crew unsung heroes.
It is vital that the Government sits up and takes notice of the danger of not having the Portland Helicopter here. Over 100000 have signed the petition to save it. Every year countless people have been rescued and this latest story again shows that lives are saved. The recent storms here on Portland will not be a one off and I shudder to think if there was a danger to life that we would have to rely on a Helicopter to come from Lee on Solent plus we are to lose our Coastguard Station could spell disaster. You can't put a price on a Human Life.Well done once again Portland Helicopter Crew unsung heroes. Kimberlin1
  • Score: 13

7:23pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Rodwellocal says...

It will be like the present issue of the government not heeding the advice of locals on the Somerset levels who said the rivers needed dredging to reduce the flood risk.
It's only after the event that they realise the locals were right.
Once the aircraft has gone, it will be very hard to get it back.
It will be like the present issue of the government not heeding the advice of locals on the Somerset levels who said the rivers needed dredging to reduce the flood risk. It's only after the event that they realise the locals were right. Once the aircraft has gone, it will be very hard to get it back. Rodwellocal
  • Score: 10

10:38am Mon 10 Feb 14

Tinker2 says...

Maybe things will have to revert to two men having to walk with a stretcher, or the coastguard Landrover getting to the man with a non-life threatening 'suspected' broken ankle?
Maybe things will have to revert to two men having to walk with a stretcher, or the coastguard Landrover getting to the man with a non-life threatening 'suspected' broken ankle? Tinker2
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Mon 10 Feb 14

yager75 says...

I agree that the Portland coastguard are vital to this area,I was with the person who broke there ankle on Sunday when it happened.He was fully equipped with as much stuff to be as safe as possible, but yet it still happened. There was no realistic way of getting to us by road in a sensible time,The coastguard helicopter was with us in 20 mins,and we both would like to thank the guys who came out to help us out of a bad situation.
Cheers guys very much appreciated.
I agree that the Portland coastguard are vital to this area,I was with the person who broke there ankle on Sunday when it happened.He was fully equipped with as much stuff to be as safe as possible, but yet it still happened. There was no realistic way of getting to us by road in a sensible time,The coastguard helicopter was with us in 20 mins,and we both would like to thank the guys who came out to help us out of a bad situation. Cheers guys very much appreciated. yager75
  • Score: 2

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