UK Coastguard alerted to stand up paddle boarder in difficulty


At about 12.20pm today (Sunday 17 July 2016) a member of the public alerted the UK Coastguard to a stand up paddle boarder in difficulty approximately 25 metres off shore from the Sea Life Centre in Dover.

Dover RNLI lifeboat, Folkestone Coastguard Rescue Team and the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Lydd were sent to assist.

The casualty was recovered from the water and was treated onshore by paramedics.  The casualty has been taken to the William Harvey Hospital by the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

 For any further information please contact the Ambulance Service.

 

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