Holidaymaker airlifted to hospital after slipping on rocks

Picture by Alan Southeran

Picture by Alan Southeran

First published in News

A HOLIDAYMAKER was airlifted from a Swanage beauty spot this morning after falling on rocks.

The 58-year-old man from London was airlifted to Poole emergency unit after the incident at Peveril Point around 11.35am.

South West Ambulance was called but could not get to the casualty so Portland Coastguard Helicopter was scrambled to the scene.

Swanage RNLI were also called.

Jenny Southeran, who had been on a visit to the new lifeboat station at Swanage when the call came in, said the man was on the last day of this holiday with his wife.

“We just walked along the coastal path and the staff had already gone ahead and they had taken the first aid”, she said.

“The man’s wife was there wondering how they were going to go home.

“She went in the helicopter but I think it was a bit of a shock for her and him.

“They’d been climbing at Kimmeridge but had decided to walk up here today.

“He’d lost his footing when he went a bit higher.”

The man suffered a suspected broken leg in the incident.

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5:57pm Mon 4 Aug 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

In the interests of health and safety Purbeck District Council should spray all of these slippery rocks with rubber to give grip even when wet.


















P.S. This is a joke!
In the interests of health and safety Purbeck District Council should spray all of these slippery rocks with rubber to give grip even when wet. P.S. This is a joke! BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
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10:49pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Perhaps this London Gentleman will support the Swanage RNLI in it current fundraising campaign??
Perhaps this London Gentleman will support the Swanage RNLI in it current fundraising campaign?? Yankee1
  • Score: 1

9:28am Tue 5 Aug 14

BoscVegas says...

BigAlfromsunnyBourne
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wrote:
In the interests of health and safety Purbeck District Council should spray all of these slippery rocks with rubber to give grip even when wet.


















P.S. This is a joke!
Perhaps a recorded voice advising visitors to 'mind the gap' would be more appropriate
[quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: In the interests of health and safety Purbeck District Council should spray all of these slippery rocks with rubber to give grip even when wet. P.S. This is a joke![/p][/quote]Perhaps a recorded voice advising visitors to 'mind the gap' would be more appropriate BoscVegas
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Tue 5 Aug 14

TheDistrict says...

Is this the same helicopter that the government want to get rid of, leaving a wide open space without emergency air cover. It is obvious how much this facility is needed by this coastal area.

SAVE THE PORTLAND HELICOPTER
Is this the same helicopter that the government want to get rid of, leaving a wide open space without emergency air cover. It is obvious how much this facility is needed by this coastal area. SAVE THE PORTLAND HELICOPTER TheDistrict
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