The Initial Response Team, the IRT, was tasked to assist Dorset Police endeavouring to locate a man who had reported he had severe chest pains. He had made a number of calls claiming to be on the South West coast path somewhere between Lyme Regis and Bridport. Dorset Police & SWAS had been searching for a number of hours. With detailed knowledge of the area and the individual concerned, the Coastguard managed to locate the man in Lyme Regis within 30 minutes. It transpired that the telephone calls to the Emergency services were unnecessary.
2011 Incident #42 28.09.11 2154UTC #4919