Coastguard round-up: Elderly woman falls, man breaks leg, and boat engine fails

Coastguard round-up: Elderly woman falls, man breaks leg, and boat engine fails

Coastguard round-up: Elderly woman falls, man breaks leg, and boat engine fails

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AN ELDERLY has woman sustained a hip injury after falling on an isolated track near Studland.

The incident occurred at around 2.38pm on Monday.

Swanage Coastguard Rescue Team located and evacuated the 83-year-old, who was found near Jerry’s Point off Ferry Road.

She was stretchered back to the main road where she was met by South West Ambulance paramedics.

She was taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.

Earlier that day, a 58-year-old man broke his leg after falling on rocks at Peveril Point in Swanage.

South West Ambulance Control requested for assistance at around 11.36am.

Coastguard Helicopter Rescue-106 and Swanage Coastguard Rescue Officers located and evacuated the man.

He was airlifted to the landing site at Poole, manned by Poole Coastguard Rescue Officers.

He was then taken by South West Ambulance to the nearest general hospital A&E for treatment.

Elsewhere, a 29ft motor vessel suffered engine failure and was caught adrift in Christchurch Bay.

The boat, named Pintail, alerted authorities at around 3.32pm. There were two people on board. The boat was on passage to Poole Harbour.

Mudeford RNLI Inshore Lifeboat launched and brought the craft under tow back into Christchurch Harbour to a safe mooring at Mudeford Quay.

Meanwhile, a seven-metre rib named Heartbeat required towing after suffering from a flat battery.

The authorities were alerted at around 5pm, with Heartbeat anchored off Hengistbury Head.

Another rib, named Frisco, who was in company, landed most of Heartbeat’s crew leaving two people on board.

Heartbeat then arranged her own tow back to her mooring in Christchurch.

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