Arriving before the medical services, the team stabilised the gentleman and set about checking him over for any physical injuries as well as monitoring his general condition.
The team prepped the stretcher in readiness for a carry out of approx two thirds of a mile, but when it became apparent that the ambulance might be delayed, Rescue Helicopter 175 was despatched along with its winchman paramedic. The winchman made further checks and although he could find nothing untoward, it was agreed that the gentleman should be assessed in the ambulance which had by now arrived at Anvil Point lighthouse.
|skillful work from the helicopter pilot to land on one wheel on the side of a hill, yet keep the machine level|
|Thanks to Steve Richards and Iain Fraser for the photos|
Our thanks go to Dorset Police who assisted us on scene today, and to the Dorset Police Rib which relayed our channel 0 VHF communications to the UK Coastguard from its waterborne position below us.