Swanage RNLI treat injured woman facing long wait for ambulance

A woman in a lot of pain with a badly injured knee in Studland was facing a long wait for an ambulance, so Swanage Coastguard called on the lifeboat crew to administer pain relief.

The Swanage inshore lifeboat launched just before 12 noon on Thursday 7th October 2021 and sped round to Knoll Beach to help the walker who had a suspected broken knee.

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The crew brought with them the pain relieving gas, Entonox from the all weather lifeboat.

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Middle Beach and Knoll Beach in Studland

Driven to hospital by her son

Swanage Lifeboat Station reported:

“The Entonox was administered to reduce the pain and with a long wait for an ambulance, the casualty made arrangements to be collected by a family member.

“With the family member on their way, the ambulance car became available, so additional pain relief was given, so the casualty could finally be moved and taken to hospital for further treatment.”

As the woman was being driven to hospital by her son, the Swanage Lifeboat crew, Swanage Coastguard and the ambulance car were able to return to their stations.

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