Large rock fall on Dorset beach

COASTGUARD REPORT: Large rock fall on Dorset beach

COASTGUARD REPORT: Large rock fall on Dorset beach

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ANOTHER large rock fall has taken place on a West Dorset beach.

Yesterday afternoon Portland Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre in Weymouth was called by the beach attendant at Charmouth, who reported a further recent large rock fall between Evans Cliff and Cains Folly.

Lyme Regis coastguard rescue officers were sent to investigate, but nothing untoward was found. Dorset County Council was informed.

Earlier in the afternoon, the skipper of the 40 foot yacht St David’s Light called Portland Coastguard to say they had problems with their propeller.

The boat, with three adults and a child on board, was anchored in Lulworth Cove.

A local RIB boat went to help the stricken vessel out of the Cove and she returned to Portland Marina under sail to arrange repairs, while Portland Coastguard maintained a radio watch.

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1:46pm Thu 21 Aug 14

shock,horror&fury says...

ANOTHER large rock fall has taken place on a West Dorset beach.....nothing was found & Dorset county Council was informed............
.. informed of what? that nothing happened or we cant find this large rock fall? I'm confused.
ANOTHER large rock fall has taken place on a West Dorset beach.....nothing was found & Dorset county Council was informed............ .. informed of what? that nothing happened or we cant find this large rock fall? I'm confused. shock,horror&fury
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7:58pm Thu 21 Aug 14

saildorset says...

You and Me shock,horror&fury. I also thought it was a strange report.
You and Me shock,horror&fury. I also thought it was a strange report. saildorset
  • Score: 5

2:25pm Fri 22 Aug 14

melcombe boy says...

saildorset wrote:
You and Me shock,horror&fur
y. I also thought it was a strange report.
A strange report? An absolute necessity I'd say. Especially as rock falls have caused fatalities in the past. It is right and proper that the information is passed on to relevant authorities and made aware to the public as a reminder and warning of the dangers.
[quote][p][bold]saildorset[/bold] wrote: You and Me shock,horror&fur y. I also thought it was a strange report.[/p][/quote]A strange report? An absolute necessity I'd say. Especially as rock falls have caused fatalities in the past. It is right and proper that the information is passed on to relevant authorities and made aware to the public as a reminder and warning of the dangers. melcombe boy
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