Climber in trouble airlifted to safety by Coastguard helicopter

Bournemouth Echo: Climber in trouble airlifted to safety by Coastguard helicopter. Photograph by 10-year-old Adam Field, whose dad Nick is a Coastguard officer Climber in trouble airlifted to safety by Coastguard helicopter. Photograph by 10-year-old Adam Field, whose dad Nick is a Coastguard officer

A CLIMBER in difficulty was airlifted to safety on Saturday afternoon.

The man, who was in his 40s, was stuck at the subliminal climb at Anvil Point at around 1.20pm because of the wet conditions of the rocks.

A spokesperson for Portland Coastguard said: “The climber was secured until help arrived.

“Coastguard Cliff Rescue officers were tasked and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 106 was also tasked. On scene, the helicopter airlifted the male to the cliff top, and his climbing partner, who had raised the alarm. Both climbers were fine, just cold and wet.”

The service also received calls about a kite surfer in trouble in the area of Salterns Marina, Poole Harbour, at 3.45pm yesterday.

While taking information, the man made it safely to shore, and no further assistance was needed.

A second kite surfer was able to get back to land unaided near to Poole Yacht Club at around 4.20pm.

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9:54am Sun 19 Jan 14

Townee says...

Why do people put themselves and the people who rescue them at risk?
Weather forecast says wind and heavy rain so what do some do, go cliff climbing. One word IDIOT.
Why do people put themselves and the people who rescue them at risk? Weather forecast says wind and heavy rain so what do some do, go cliff climbing. One word IDIOT. Townee

10:22am Sun 19 Jan 14

billy bumble says...

Two words - effing moron

Hope the Coastguards send him a bill
Two words - effing moron Hope the Coastguards send him a bill billy bumble

11:44am Sun 19 Jan 14

Derf says...

Who called the coastgaurd for the kite surfers? They could have walked to shore!
Who called the coastgaurd for the kite surfers? They could have walked to shore! Derf

12:03pm Sun 19 Jan 14

dobrojoe says...

billy bumble wrote:
Two words - effing moron

Hope the Coastguards send him a bill
I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Two words - effing moron Hope the Coastguards send him a bill[/p][/quote]I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out. dobrojoe

12:27pm Sun 19 Jan 14

live-and-let-live says...

lets all stay at home in front of the tv shall we?
lets all stay at home in front of the tv shall we? live-and-let-live

1:12pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
lets all stay at home in front of the tv shall we?
No-one is saying that.

What we're saying is engage brain before heading out.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: lets all stay at home in front of the tv shall we?[/p][/quote]No-one is saying that. What we're saying is engage brain before heading out. Bournemouth Ohec

1:46pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Derf says...

dobrojoe wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
Two words - effing moron

Hope the Coastguards send him a bill
I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.
So how would you assess the level of risk against when the charging should start?
Following that logic, the Coastgaurd and RNLI should charge for every rescue as going anywhere near tidal water carries a certain degree of risk. It would therefore become the case that the RNLI and coastgaurd become commercial entities and anyone going anywhere near the water (including holiday makers) would need to take out some kind of insurance.
might make the beaches in Bournemouth a bit barren in the summer...
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Two words - effing moron Hope the Coastguards send him a bill[/p][/quote]I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.[/p][/quote]So how would you assess the level of risk against when the charging should start? Following that logic, the Coastgaurd and RNLI should charge for every rescue as going anywhere near tidal water carries a certain degree of risk. It would therefore become the case that the RNLI and coastgaurd become commercial entities and anyone going anywhere near the water (including holiday makers) would need to take out some kind of insurance. might make the beaches in Bournemouth a bit barren in the summer... Derf

4:17pm Sun 19 Jan 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

live-and-let-live wrote:
lets all stay at home in front of the tv shall we?
I agree. Not everyone wants to be a couch potato or keyboard warrior.
.
Ironically it's the moaning fatties that cost the taxpayer the most.
[quote][p][bold]live-and-let-live[/bold] wrote: lets all stay at home in front of the tv shall we?[/p][/quote]I agree. Not everyone wants to be a couch potato or keyboard warrior. . Ironically it's the moaning fatties that cost the taxpayer the most. HRH of Boscombe

1:35am Mon 20 Jan 14

billd766 says...

dobrojoe wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
Two words - effing moron

Hope the Coastguards send him a bill
I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.
IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services.
If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued.
[quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Two words - effing moron Hope the Coastguards send him a bill[/p][/quote]I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.[/p][/quote]IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services. If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued. billd766

1:14pm Mon 20 Jan 14

Franks Tank says...

billd766 wrote:
dobrojoe wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
Two words - effing moron

Hope the Coastguards send him a bill
I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.
IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services.
If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued.
Don't forget anyone involved in a car crash and needs an ambulance or (heaven forbid) the air ambulance.
People crash their cars every day of the week, send them the bill, that's what I say. They might take a bit more care next time.
[quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Two words - effing moron Hope the Coastguards send him a bill[/p][/quote]I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.[/p][/quote]IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services. If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued.[/p][/quote]Don't forget anyone involved in a car crash and needs an ambulance or (heaven forbid) the air ambulance. People crash their cars every day of the week, send them the bill, that's what I say. They might take a bit more care next time. Franks Tank

11:21pm Mon 20 Jan 14

billd766 says...

Franks Tank wrote:
billd766 wrote:
dobrojoe wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
Two words - effing moron

Hope the Coastguards send him a bill
I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.
IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services.
If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued.
Don't forget anyone involved in a car crash and needs an ambulance or (heaven forbid) the air ambulance.
People crash their cars every day of the week, send them the bill, that's what I say. They might take a bit more care next time.
People don't normally get up in themorning thendecide to crash their car into something or somebody else. In addition to that the costs could if required be recovered from the insurers.

On the other hand people who climb cliffs and mountains, go out to sea in small boats with little or nothing in the way of skills, lifesaving equipment, insurance, radio or knowledge in bad weather are the type of people that the emergency services ARE called out for anthe the emergency services put THEIR lives on the line for. THEY are the very people who SHOULD pay, especially in the current climate of reducing budgets and services.
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Two words - effing moron Hope the Coastguards send him a bill[/p][/quote]I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.[/p][/quote]IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services. If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued.[/p][/quote]Don't forget anyone involved in a car crash and needs an ambulance or (heaven forbid) the air ambulance. People crash their cars every day of the week, send them the bill, that's what I say. They might take a bit more care next time.[/p][/quote]People don't normally get up in themorning thendecide to crash their car into something or somebody else. In addition to that the costs could if required be recovered from the insurers. On the other hand people who climb cliffs and mountains, go out to sea in small boats with little or nothing in the way of skills, lifesaving equipment, insurance, radio or knowledge in bad weather are the type of people that the emergency services ARE called out for anthe the emergency services put THEIR lives on the line for. THEY are the very people who SHOULD pay, especially in the current climate of reducing budgets and services. billd766

8:58am Tue 21 Jan 14

Franks Tank says...

billd766 wrote:
Franks Tank wrote:
billd766 wrote:
dobrojoe wrote:
billy bumble wrote:
Two words - effing moron

Hope the Coastguards send him a bill
I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.
IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services.
If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued.
Don't forget anyone involved in a car crash and needs an ambulance or (heaven forbid) the air ambulance.
People crash their cars every day of the week, send them the bill, that's what I say. They might take a bit more care next time.
People don't normally get up in themorning thendecide to crash their car into something or somebody else. In addition to that the costs could if required be recovered from the insurers.

On the other hand people who climb cliffs and mountains, go out to sea in small boats with little or nothing in the way of skills, lifesaving equipment, insurance, radio or knowledge in bad weather are the type of people that the emergency services ARE called out for anthe the emergency services put THEIR lives on the line for. THEY are the very people who SHOULD pay, especially in the current climate of reducing budgets and services.
Fortunatly we don't live in that sort of country though, do we?
[quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billd766[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dobrojoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: Two words - effing moron Hope the Coastguards send him a bill[/p][/quote]I agree, these people put not only themselves at risk but also the people who go to rescue them. If there was a charge for such rescues (and they would be high) maybe they would think twice before setting out.[/p][/quote]IMO there SHOULD be a charge for the rescues and all the costs should go towards the rescue services. If you get a £1,000 bill for being rescued just ask yourself whose fault it was that you HAD to be rescued.[/p][/quote]Don't forget anyone involved in a car crash and needs an ambulance or (heaven forbid) the air ambulance. People crash their cars every day of the week, send them the bill, that's what I say. They might take a bit more care next time.[/p][/quote]People don't normally get up in themorning thendecide to crash their car into something or somebody else. In addition to that the costs could if required be recovered from the insurers. On the other hand people who climb cliffs and mountains, go out to sea in small boats with little or nothing in the way of skills, lifesaving equipment, insurance, radio or knowledge in bad weather are the type of people that the emergency services ARE called out for anthe the emergency services put THEIR lives on the line for. THEY are the very people who SHOULD pay, especially in the current climate of reducing budgets and services.[/p][/quote]Fortunatly we don't live in that sort of country though, do we? Franks Tank

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