Lifeboat called to rescue injured walker

PUBLISHED: 09:39 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 14:03 01 July 2013

Lyme Regis lifeboat returns to harbour with the casualty aboard, in the bows, being tended to by crewman Elliott Herbert.  Photo by Richard Horobin

Lyme Regis lifeboat returns to harbour with the casualty aboard, in the bows, being tended to by crewman Elliott Herbert. Photo by Richard Horobin

Archant

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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald