VIDEO: Jet-skier winched to safety from Poole Harbour after injuring back

Bournemouth Echo: Jet-skier winched to safety from Poole Harbour after injuring back Jet-skier winched to safety from Poole Harbour after injuring back

AN injured jet-skier was airlifted to hospital with back injuries on Saturday.

A passing power boat had spotted the jet skier in trouble and raised the alarm, with Poole Inshore RNLI lifeboat tasked to the incident in Poole Harbour around 5pm.

Footage filmed by RNLI

The casualty had been spotted near the first marker buoy in the Swash Channel. Pain relief and first aid were given to the jet-skier by the winch man from the helicopter, who was on the pilot boat.

The casualty was evacuated by moving him onto a ‘scoop’ stretcher before the lifeboat steadily moved out to open water, and the injured man was winched into the helicopter.

He was then taken to Whitecliff landing site, where coastguard officers from Poole had cleared the site and an ambulance was standing by. The casualty was taken to Poole Hospital.

Lifeboat volunteers returned back to the station around 6.15pm.

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4:56pm Mon 19 May 14

suzigirl says...

Was he hit by a car as well?
Was he hit by a car as well? suzigirl
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10:42am Tue 20 May 14

TheDistrict says...

suzigirl wrote:
Was he hit by a car as well?
What a silly comment.

However, another reason to retain the helicopter at Portland.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: Was he hit by a car as well?[/p][/quote]What a silly comment. However, another reason to retain the helicopter at Portland. TheDistrict
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