Woman Rescued From The Sea

A woman's been rescued by coastgaurds after her partner reported her missing.

At 08.48 pm Portland Coastguard received a request for assistance from Dorset Police to search for a 29 year old woman in the Bournemouth area.

Dorset Police were able to narrow down the search area by the use of mobile phone technology, which indicated the last mobile phone signal to have come from the Durley Chine Beach area.

Coastguards at Portland called the lady's phone and made contact with her. The lady who at this time was up to her waist in water, was talked to on the phone by one of the coastguard officers for fifteen minutes, whilst units moved to the location. Once the helicopter arrived a winchman was lowered and winched her from the water and landed her on the beach, where she was placed in an ambulance for medical help.

Jennet Chisholm, Watch Manager, Portland Coastguard said:

"We worked together with Dorset Police in this incident, to locate this lady, who was clearly distressed. We are very pleased that the efforts of all concerned have contributed to the saving of this woman’s life."