Coastguards and ambulance called to injured woman on Undercliff path

COASTGUARDS and the ambulance service were called to help a woman who had sustained a suspected broken wrist while walking the Undercliff path between Lyme Regis and Rousdon on Saturday, August 7.

Lyme Regis and Beer coastguards were called to assist the ambulance service.

The team accessed the coast path below the Rousdon Estate and then had a 30 minute walk to locate the casualty.

Once the casualty was located, her wrist was strapped and together and she was able to walk to a suitable place to meet the ambulance.

Once checked over by the ambulance service, the casualty was taken to hospital by friends for further checks.

A spokesperson for Lyme Regis coastguards said: “The casualty had acted quickly in calling for assistance. She had used the smartphone app what3words to provide accurate location of the incident.

“It saved valuable time in locating the casualty and making sure she received the best care as quickly as possible.

“We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.”

FOR EMERGENCIES ON THE SEA, CLIFF, RIVER, MUD, HARBOUR AND BEACH CALL 999 AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD

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