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Climber in trouble airlifted to safety by Coastguard helicopter
Updated 5:51pm Sunday 19th January 2014 in News
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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