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Warning after walkers injured on the west Dorset coast
4:36pm Wednesday 17th July 2013 in News
TAKE care at the coast – that’s the message from lifesavers after two walkers were injured.
A 66-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman had to be rescued by emergency workers after falling while out walking.
South West Ambulance service requested the help of coastguards to evacuate the man, who had fallen and sustained facial injuries while walking with his wife on the beach near Black Ven, west of Charmouth, on Sunday, June 30, .
Lyme Regis Coastguard Rescue Officers and two paramedics went to help the man and the Lyme Regis lifeboat was also launched.
Lyme Regis coastguard rescue officer Graham Turner said the man had lost his footing on large boulders and slipped between them, injuring his head and hip.
They carried him along the beach to meet the lifeboat.
Mr Turner said: “We had to wade up to belly button depth to get him on to the lifeboat.”
He added that the man had been ‘very lucky’ and urged people to take care when walking at the coast.
The man was transferred by lifeboat crewman Elliott Herbert from the beach to the harbour before being taken to hospital.
On Monday afternoon West Bay Coastguard Rescue Team were sent to help evacuate a 73-year-old woman who had fallen on the coast path and fractured her ankle near Eype’s Mouth.
A spokesman for the Coastguard said the Portland rescue helicopter was scrambled to airlift the woman to hospital at 3.48pm and was on scene by 4.01pm.
He said the woman had been walking with a group from Seatown to Eype’s Mouth.
She was flown to the |helicopter landing site at Dorset County Hospital |in Dorchester and transferred to A&E for further treatment.
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