Rescue for people on capsized fishing vessel - Portland Bill

A 999 call was received by HM Coastguard at 8.43am on 20 October reporting a capsized fishing boat off Portland Bill with two people on board.

Portland Bill and Wyke Coastguard Rescue Teams, the Weymouth RNLI lifeboat, HM Coastguard's search and rescue helicopter from Lee-on-Solent, the South West Ambulance Service and Warship Westminster were in attendance.

The crew of Warship Westminster located the upturned vessel and rescued two people. They were then transferred to the Weymouth RNLI lifeboat.

One of the casualties was airlifted to Dorchester Hospital for treatment by the Lee-on-the-Solent search and rescue helicopter. The other was transported to Weymouth lifeboat station.

The owner of the vessel was arranging for it to be recovered to Weymouth.

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