Two divers airlifted to Poole for emergency treatment

Two divers airlifted to Poole for emergency treatment

Two divers airlifted to Poole for emergency treatment

First published in News

Two divers were airlifted to Poole after ascending too quickly on Saturday afternoon.

The first incident took place off the west coast of Portland around 2.09pm.

The skipper of the dive boat Scimitar called the coastguard who flew the casualty to the landing site at Poole, where he was met by a dive doctor and taken by ambulance to the nearby Hyperbaric Recompression Chamber for treatment.

At 3.38pm, the coastguard helicopter was called to Lulworth Cove after a mayday call to another male diver who had made a rapid ascent.

He was also taken by ambulance to the landing site at Poole and then transported to the chamber for treatment.

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12:28pm Sun 20 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

I wonder the result would have been if the helicopter had to bome from Culdrose in Cornwall, or the same distance east. A good enough reason the Portland helicopter is needed. Save the Portland helicopter.
I wonder the result would have been if the helicopter had to bome from Culdrose in Cornwall, or the same distance east. A good enough reason the Portland helicopter is needed. Save the Portland helicopter. TheDistrict
  • Score: 26

7:00pm Sun 20 Jul 14

60plus says...

Glad both divers are ok but they should be made to take out insurance against this like other counties to cover the cost.
Glad both divers are ok but they should be made to take out insurance against this like other counties to cover the cost. 60plus
  • Score: -3

7:40am Mon 21 Jul 14

SeafaringMan says...

TheDistrict wrote:
I wonder the result would have been if the helicopter had to bome from Culdrose in Cornwall, or the same distance east. A good enough reason the Portland helicopter is needed. Save the Portland helicopter.
Absolutely, and what if the only remaining South Coast helicopter based at Leigh on Solent had already been tasked to an incident at, say, Brighton? The Portland helicopter returning to Portland from Poole yesterday afternoon was diverted to search for, and find, a casualty stranded in mud in the Little Sea after the Coastguard Mobile unit and the Police were unable to find him.
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: I wonder the result would have been if the helicopter had to bome from Culdrose in Cornwall, or the same distance east. A good enough reason the Portland helicopter is needed. Save the Portland helicopter.[/p][/quote]Absolutely, and what if the only remaining South Coast helicopter based at Leigh on Solent had already been tasked to an incident at, say, Brighton? The Portland helicopter returning to Portland from Poole yesterday afternoon was diverted to search for, and find, a casualty stranded in mud in the Little Sea after the Coastguard Mobile unit and the Police were unable to find him. SeafaringMan
  • Score: 2

9:03am Mon 21 Jul 14

Franks Tank says...

60plus wrote:
Glad both divers are ok but they should be made to take out insurance against this like other counties to cover the cost.
Rubbish.
They've already paid for the service just the same as everyone else has.
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Glad both divers are ok but they should be made to take out insurance against this like other counties to cover the cost.[/p][/quote]Rubbish. They've already paid for the service just the same as everyone else has. Franks Tank
  • Score: 2

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