Paraglider suffers serious injuries in crash near Blandford

Bournemouth Echo: File picture: Portland Coastguard helicopter File picture: Portland Coastguard helicopter

A WOMAN suffered back and shoulder injuries in a paraglider crash near Blandford yesterday.

The Portland Coastguard helicopter was called to deal with the emergency and the injured woman was flown to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester.

The paraglider came down at Ibberton at around 5pm on Sunday and the victim's injuries are described as serious.

A spokesman for Portland coastguard said the helicopter was able to land next to the woman and a neck brace and inflatable spine board were used to make her comfortable and to protect her.

The helicopter was met at the hospital by personnel from the Wyke Regis Coastguard team.

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6:47pm Mon 17 Mar 14

SeafaringMan says...

Once again the Portland Coastguard helicopter is attending a serious incident in the area, while at the same time the Solent helicopter was tasked to an incident at Beachy Head. The decision to close the helicopter base at Portland and just operate from Lee on Solent must be challenged at every opportunity.
Once again the Portland Coastguard helicopter is attending a serious incident in the area, while at the same time the Solent helicopter was tasked to an incident at Beachy Head. The decision to close the helicopter base at Portland and just operate from Lee on Solent must be challenged at every opportunity. SeafaringMan
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9:59pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Somer88 says...

Ther eis only so much that modern efficient and effective technology can achieve. You cannot go below a minimum number based on tenuous premise of overlapping cover which doesnt
Ther eis only so much that modern efficient and effective technology can achieve. You cannot go below a minimum number based on tenuous premise of overlapping cover which doesnt Somer88
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