Busy weekend for coastguard

Busy weekend for coastguard

Busy weekend for coastguard

First published in News

COASTGUARDS were kept busy as thousands of people took to the water over the hot and sunny weekend.

A diver suffering from decompression sickness was airlifted from a dive boat off Durlston Head in Swanage Bay and taken to a Recompression Chamber for treatment at 12.30pm on Sunday.

Several boats suffered engine failure and safety advice was given to a man who had taken two children in a dinghy from Charmouth to Seatown.

A motorboat ran aground on Mudeford Spit at 5pm on Sunday, a yacht needed help due to a fishing net wrapped round its propeller and coastguard rescue teams in west Dorset dealt with several issues including a couple in need of medical attention and dog which had been chased over the cliff by a deer.

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4:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

SeafaringMan says...

They will be even busier when Portland MRCC is closed, but we now have to accept that this is a fait accompli. Still time to campaign for 'Rescue 106' the Portland Helicopter though!
They will be even busier when Portland MRCC is closed, but we now have to accept that this is a fait accompli. Still time to campaign for 'Rescue 106' the Portland Helicopter though! SeafaringMan
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