Press Notice No: 21-2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Posted 18:23 GMT
SEVERELY INJURED FALLER AT DOVER
A severely injured cliff faller has been transferred to hospital by helicopter at Langdon, near Dover in Kent.
Dover Coastguard was contacted this afternoon with a report that a man had been injured on cliffs at Langdon and once rescue teams got on scene it was confirmed that in fact two people had fallen on the cliffs in separate incidents but in the same area.
Langdon and Deal Coastguard Rescue Teams attended with Kent Ambulance and Kent Air Ambulance and a medical team was airlifted to stabilise the most severely injured casualty who had fallen onto the beach at the base of the cliffs. Dover RNLI lifeboat attended to attempt a transfer of the casualty from the beach to an ambulance on the shore using their small Y boat but unfortunately the casualty was too severely injured to move by boat. The rescue helicopter from RAF Wattisham attended and winched the stretchered casualty from the beach after medics had stabilised the man. He has been transferred to a London hospital.
In the same area of Langdon, a male walker had fallen a shorter distance down the cliff and sustained a minor injury. The walker was recovered from the cliff and was transferred to an ambulance.
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Posted By: Julia Gosling
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