Lifeboat called to rescue injured walker
PUBLISHED: 09:39 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 01 July 2013
Lyme Regis Coastguard team carry victim to waiting boat in a joint operation with the RNLI crew
A badly injured man was rescued last night (Sunday, June 30) in a joint operation involving Lyme Regis lifeboat and local coastguards
The 65-year-old is believed to have sustained leg and head injuries while walking with his wife on the beach near Black Ven, west of Charmouth.
Coastguards, who were already helping the injured man, requested the help of the lifeboat crew to get the man off the beach and had to carry him some 300metres to an area where the RNLI team could ‘beach’ the boat.
The lifeboat crew took the vessel close to the shore, and the coastguards carried the casualty on a stretcher – waist high in water - to the lifeboat.
The operation started at around 5pm and ended some two-and-a-half hours later when the lifeboat returned to Lyme Regis harbour with the injured man aboard.
He was then transferred to a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital.
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