Two people pulled from sea in Bournemouth - as emergency services attend 'multi-agency' incident

Two people have been pulled from the sea in Bournemouth by the coastguard after reports of people "in difficulty in the water".

South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said two patients were taken to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital after the service was called to a "sea incident" at 4.07pm.

A spokesperson said the service sent multiple teams to the scene including two air ambulances, six land ambulances and a critical care car.

Photos taken near the pier showed helicopters on the beach and multiple emergency service vehicles.

A spokesperson for the coastguard said: "HM Coastguard has been assisting South Western Ambulance Service after a call was received from Poole Bay RNLI lifeguards about people in difficulty in the water.

"Coastguard helicopter from Lee-on-the-Solent, two air ambulances, Poole and Southbourne coastguard rescue teams, Mudeford RNLI lifeboat, Dorset Police were all sent in support.

"Two people had been pulled from the water and passed into the care of the ambulance service. Coastguards searched to make sure there were no other people missing and are satisfied there are not."

A SWASFT spokesperson said: "We were called at 16.07 on Wednesday 31 May to a sea incident in Bournemouth. We sent two air ambulances, six double-crewed land ambulances, one critical care car, two operations officers, one doctor, one hazardous area response team and one responding officer.

"We conveyed two patients to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital."

A Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue spokesperson said the service was called to East Beach to support a "multi-agency incident" but added that they had now left the scene.