Lifeboats Sent To Help Injured Woman

31 July 2013, 07:52 | Updated: 31 July 2013, 08:06

The coastguard in Poole's helped a woman, injured on a sailing boat in Studland Bay.

Both Poole RNLI lifeboats launched just before 1am on Wednesday 31 July.

Portland Coastguard requested both boats to launch to a 20 metre sailing barge that was anchored in Studland Bay. On board the vessel was a crew member with a reported injury to their lower back and pelvis. It's reported she fell from the barge into it's adjacent dinghy.

The inshore lifeboat was swiftly on scene and a volunteer boarded the vessel to assess the casualty, when the all-weather lifeboat arrived another crew member boarded the vessel, the crew prepared for a medical evacuation

First aid was administered and the crew successfully transferred the injured lady from the vessel onto the all-weather lifeboat, where she was made more comfortable. The all-weather lifeboat then made a steady run back and brought the casualty alongside onto Poole Quay  where an ambulance was standing by with the Poole Coastguard at the Custom House steps.

The casualty was transferred into an awaiting ambulance and taken to Poole Hospital for further treatment. Both lifeboats returned back to station by 3am.