ALB Launches, Weymouth

Tue 19 December 17

ALB launched to a person in distress on the West side of Portland


Time Out  2017-12-19 16:30:00

Time In  2017-12-19 19:00:00

Type  Person in distress

Position  Blacknor Point. Portland

Coxswain  Andy Sargent

Mechanic  Phil Hansford


Coastguards requested Lifeboat assistance to a report of a person in distress in the area of Southwell Business Park.
The ALB was paged and launched.
Portland Bill, Wyke Coastguards teams and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 175 also tasked.
Portland Bill team sent member down the cliff path to find and evaluate the casualties condition.
ALB & R175 arrived on scene at the same time.
It was decided that R175 would winch the casualty from the shore to the cliff top to an awaiting ambulance.
With the casualty safe and no other requirements the ALB was stood down to return to station, refuelled and made ready for service.