Studland beach cleared to rush man to hospital by helicopter

Swanage Coastguard, assisted by staff from the National Trust, had to move beachgoers to allow the rescue helicopter to land safely after a man suffered what was described as ‘a serious medical incident’.

The man was given initial first aid by Swanage Coastguard on the beach at Studland, until the paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service arrived.

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The incident happened on Sunday 13th June 2021 on Knoll Beach on one of the warmest and busiest days of the summer so far.

“We would like to thank the public for their cooperation”

Swanage Coastguard reported:

“A serious medical incident on Studland beach saw a large section of the beach cleared to allow a safe area for the coastguard helicopter from Lee on Solent to land.

“The male was then flown to the Whitecliff helicopter landing site at Poole to be taken to hospital.

“We would like to thank the public for their cooperation during this incident.

Swanage Coastguard vehicle
Swanage Coastguard

Two other medical incidents at Studland

This medical incident on Sunday followed two others on Studland beaches on Saturday 12th June 2021.

A man who had collapsed on Knoll Beach, was given first aid by the Swanage Coastguard patrol before being taken to hospital by ambulance.

Meanwhile St Albans and Poole Coastguard teams went to help a person who’d dislocated their shoulder on the beach towards Shell Bay.

The coastguard teams assisted both the ambulance crews with getting the casualties across the beach to the ambulances.

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