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Cliff rescue near Le Gouffre

Cliff rescue near Le Gouffre

Monday 10 August 2020

Cliff rescue near Le Gouffre


An injured climber had to be rescued from cliffs near Le Gouffre following an accident.

Earlier today, emergency ambulance crews were involved in a multi-agency rescue of an injured climber.

A double-crewed ambulance was dispatched to the scene shortly after 3pm yesterday. 

"After a St John paramedic and coastguard officer had made initial contact with the patient, it was decided to activate the Cliff Rescue Team to lower the casualty to the lifeboat," said a Spokesman for St John Ambulance. 

"The paramedic was then collected by the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat from Petit Bot and taken to the base of the cliff."

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Pictured: The injured climber was lowered down to the waiting lifeboat by the cliff rescue team.

The climber and the paramedic were then transferred to the St Peter Port All Weather Lifeboat which took them to the harbour, where they were met by a waiting ambulance, which took the patient to the Emergency Department.

The Spokesman said rescuing the climber had been a joint effort.

"We would like to thank all of those involved in this incident including volunteers from RNLI, Guernsey Cliff Rescue, Guernsey Coastguard and Fire & Rescue," they said.

Pictured top: All images provided by St John Emergency Ambulance Service. 

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