LYME Regis coastguards were called out yesterday (Monday) to help a 65-year-old woman with a suspected broken pelvis.
The woman had fallen about 1.5 metres from a groyne on the beach and landed on a rock, with her left hip taking most of the impact.
The initial reports said that the ambulance might take an hour to arrive.
After assessing the casualty and her injuries, coastguards found the woman’s pelvis was splinted she was carefully ‘packaged’ onto a stretcher. The casualty was then carried further up the beach to avoid the incoming tide.
When the ambulance arrived, the woman was taken to Dorset County Hospital at Dorchester for further treatment.
For emergencies on the cliffs, beach, sea or tidal river, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.