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.
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.
Talk about busy. Our pagers broke the still nights silence at 01:44 ( 1.44am ) this Wednesday morning. The call from ambulance control was for a person vomiting blood. Responders Steve, Helen, Keith,Bernard, Sue and Ian responded to the call. Now readers may wonder why all of our responders turn up, because of our wonderful position mobile phones, radios and the like don’t work. Our unit uses a pager system so when alerted all the units pagers go off. So back to the shout, after receiving the address it was decided that we all go so we could drop off responders dressed in Hi Viz Jackets on route to guide the Ambulance to this address ( I forgot to say Sat Navs don’t work either, well they will get you to the top of the village and say you have arrived ) the address in question would be almost impossible to find on Sat Nav alone. Sue and Bernard were positioned up the narrow road while Steve, Helen Ian and Keith headed for the address. On arrival at the address they found a very distressed person. Steve and Ian dealt with the person while Helen and Keith filled in the paper work. A Paramedic in an RRV arrived from Swanage a little while later only to be told yet again an Ambulance was being dispatched from Poole!! After some brill signposting from Sue and Bernard the Ambulance arrived to take the Person off to Poole A&E. So for the weary responders it was off to bed, the time 03:00 ( 3.00am ) ready to get up for work a little later in the morning, for me it was about 06:00 ( 6.00am ). Why you may ask do we do it. FOR THE GOOD OF OTHERS.
THANKS AGAIN to all our brilliant responders, being there taking care.
After a busy Monday the pagers yet again burst into life at 20:37 ( 8.37pm )Tuesday evening to a call from ambulance control to say that they were taking a call from the bay area from a worried parent whose child had fallen earlier during the day hitting their head and was now being very very sick and very quiet. Responders Keith, Ian, Sue, Helen and Steve turning out for the shout. It was decided to take two cars to go to the bay area as the caller did not quite know where they exactly were, all they could say was that they were in a car park. As Kimmeridge bay has three car parks, it was decided that Keith, Sue, and Ian search the main car park and Steve and Helen the boat car park and slipway. A little while later the persons were located in the slipway car park. Ambulance back up was some 40 minutes away. Observation were carried out on the child and details taken while awaiting the arrival of the Ambulance crew. The child and mother were taken to Poole A&E. It just goes to prove how vital a responder scheme is to a small isolated community, had this child been critically ill our responders were with them in seven minutes this included looking for them. They would have been able to give life saving treatment until the arrival of the ambulance. A BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers who give up their time for no pay or reward. THANK YOU.
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