Our responders have been out again with the pagers bursting into life at around 14:50 yesterday afternoon ( 21/08/12 ) A call from ambulance control to a person who had slipped on the flat rocks in Kimmeridge bay and was suffering a head injury. Sue and Keith were quickly on the scene along with the Steve from our Kimmeridge Coastguard team. They found the person in the main car park being looked after by some other holiday makers. The person had a very nasty head wound and swelling to the back of their head and from what others had said this person had slipped up with both feet flying and landing straight on the back of their head. An ambulance arrived from Wimbourne some 30 minutes later and took the person to Poole A&E.
A gentle reminder to anyone who visits our wonderful bay the rocks are VERY VERY slippery, stay off anything that looks wet and is brown/black or green in colour, some of the flat rocks look very dry but take great care it’s like walking on ice. Wear good soled shoes or boots with good grip NOT flat soles or flip flops you can change into this type of footwear once you make your camp on the beach. If you need medical help sometimes it is difficult to contact the emergency services from the beach on a mobile due to the high cliffs and poor reception, you may get a phone signal from the main car park. Once you have contacted the emergency services send someone to guide us to the incident as Kimmeridge Bay is a big place and can get very busy especially on the beach.
Don’t let this put you off visiting our wonderful bay it truly is a wonderful place to visit and relax. Take care and stay safe.



After a very bad broadband couple of weeks in good old Kimmeridge, the joys of living in the country it’s a very big sorry again to our regular readers, for the lack of blogs, still here is a short report of a truly brilliant show. The Purbeck Rally took place on the 10th 11th and 12th of August and what a show it was. It was the 40th Rally which started life in a field in a small village called Church Knowle it’s the next village along to our village. It soon out grew this field and moved to a site in Ridge near Wareham and then to its home now at the site in Wareham. The show this year had a great mix of vintage vehicles from tractors,cars,lorries and live steam engines. In the evening the entertainment was just stunning. A chap called Simon Chainey who is the most brilliant fire stick entertainer, well they say a picture is a thousand words so here are a few.

Well what can you say but truly brilliant.



This guy even skips with fire!!!


More on the show in later blogs broadband permitting.


Well after a very hot day we are back from a shout. The pagers burst into life at 18:55 on the19/08/12 and thankfully we had just finished our tea. Responding to the pages Ian, Keith, Sue, Helen and Steve took the call. Control informing us that a person had fallen on the beach at a remote place called Worbarrow bay. Ian informed Ambulance control that the Coastguard would be required as the gate down to the beach would be locked and it’s over a mile over a rough road to get to the beach. So all the responders decided to go as many hands may have been required to possibly carry the person off the beach. Our back up was an RRV Paramedic coming from Wareham. On arrival at the beach the person was found standing in pain, cold and a little wet after a swim. The Lulworth Coastguard Team arrived on scene and it was decided to put the person in a Coastguard stretcher and carry the person up to a waiting ambulance. It’s at times like this our small communities work best, both Ian and Steve are also Coastguards in the Kimmeridge team so were familiar with the Coastguard equipment. It all worked very well. I think the poor Paramedic from Bournmouth found it all a little strange having all these people around who all know each other, I suppose you get used to working in Bournmouth on your own. Still I think the Paramedic was glad to be out on a beautiful beach in the Purbecks. Thanks to Lulworth Coastguard as always good to work with you guys and girls see you on the next one. Thanks as well to our responders who give their time for free, thanks guys.



This weekend part of the team will be at the Purbeck Rally in Wareham Dorset. This is truly a brilliant show with something for the whole family. Classic cars, tractors, steam engines large and small, military vehicles craft stalls and trade stands. The show dates are Friday 10th August, Saturday 11th August and Sunday 12th August. Gates open early so come on down and enjoy an excellent country show. Pop along and say hello to the crew take a look around one of our Landrovers and the response quad. A big big thank you to Donna, Richard, Keith and all the rest of the guys and girls of the Purbeck Rally team for your support of KERV. Pictures of the weekend will follow in later blogs.


The Landrover 109 looking very shiny, sometimes I think we have shares in a polish company.


A bonnet to eat your dinner off, just no scratching the paint work.


What a friendly chap at Watchet Coastguard. This chap made the Welsh’s very welcome and gave them a tour of the kit and station. Their truck is a Nissan Navara. This is the same type of truck which is stationed at Swanage Coastguard. We must say this truck was spotlessly clean. Watchet Coastguard are a Mud and Cliff rescue team with search capabilities. A team of 11 work out of a very nice little station right on the quay front with views from the top window of the Welsh coast.

A very clean truck, a credit to the team at Watchet.

Three wise monkeys, perhaps not that wise!!!