2012 Incident #67 27.12.12 1619UTC #5625

December 28, 2012

Whilst coordinating the rescue of the lady who had been swept out to sea whilst trying to rescue her dog, the coastguard were tasked again to assist with an injured surfer. The male surfer had suffered injuries to his face when one of the fins on his board had struck him on the bridge of his nose. After the adrenalin had worn off, the blood pressure of the casualty started to fall dramatically. South West Ambulance service took the casualty to Dorchester hospital so that his head injury could be thoroughly checked and his blood pressure stabilised