Bude Coastguard weekend callouts

From Bude Coastguard Facebook page:
Bude Coastguard Rescue Team was tasked to Crackington Haven on Sunday following concerns that a paraglider who had landed at Tremoutha (just south of the main beach in Crackington Haven) might be at risk of being cut off by the incoming tide.
Once the team arrived on scene, two Rescue Officers were dispatched onto the beach to liaise with Crackington Haven Lifeguards. As they were doing so, the paraglider emerged around the headland, having successfully stowed his gear, and was making his way back to the car park and his awaiting colleagues.
The previous day, the team was paged around 5pm  following a report of an elderly German gentleman who had started feeling unwell whilst walking the Coast Path toward Millook Haven Beach. The team were tasked to search for and locate the casualty, and offer medical assistance until paramedics arrived.

The first informants, who were with the casualty and his wife, gave their position to Falmouth CGOC using the What3Words app, which was translated into a grid reference and passed onto the Rescue Team. This meant the team were able to efficiently locate the casualty and his wife, and stabilise the situation until the arrival of the paramedics. The team made ready the alpine stretcher, and carefully used this to relocate the gentleman over the barbed wire fence and into the field next door, which allowed access for the rescue vehicles. They continued to check the casualty’s condition and keep him comfortable until the ambulance arrived. 

Comments are closed here.