Press Notice No: 98-12
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Posted 14:57 GMT
RESCUE SERVICES ON SCENE OF LANDSLIDE IN LYME BAY
Three Coastguard Rescue teams and the Coastguard rescue helicopter based in Portland are all currently at the scene of a landslide in Lyme Bay.
Portland Coastguard received a report of a landslide between Freshwater and Burton Bradstock at just before 12.30pm. The landslide was reported to be 400 meters from Freshwater caravan park and the caller reported that a person was trapped under the fallen rocks.
West Bay, Lyme and Wyke Coastguard Rescue Teams and their managers are currently on scene with the Coastguard rescue helicopter based in Portland. They are working with Dorset Police, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service and the lifeboat from Lyme Regis to search for those who may be trapped and to keep the public away from the area surrounding the landslide.
The specialist Urban Search and Rescue Team from Exeter are on their way to the scene.
Posted By: Maggie Hill
For further details contact:
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401