2010 Incident #53 27.08.10 1409UTC #4168

The Initial Response Team, the IRT, was tasked to rescue a 76 year old with a suspected heart attack.  The incident occurred at Canary Ledges, on the beach below Black Ven between Charmouth & Lyme Regis.  The casualty was taking part in a fossil walk along the beach.  The casualty had a history of atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) which significantly increases the risk of a stroke.  Due to the seriousness of incident and the difficulty of access, it was decided  to use the Coastguard helicopter, Rescue 106, to quickly airlift the casualty to Dorchester Hospital A & E.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: