Coastguards called to injured woman on beach

coastguardsLYME 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.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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