Woman trapped off Dorset coast prompts major rescue operation

emergency services at Portland Bill on the Dorset coast responded to reports of a woman trapped in an inaccessible cave today (June 29). Wyke Regis and Portland Coastguard Rescue Teams attended and RNLI lifeboats from Weymouth, as well as Dorset Police. A Coastguard rescue helicopter, a police helicopter and the Helimed air ambulance from Devon and Cornwall were also involved. A lady was recovered from an inaccessible area in a cave below the cliffs at Portland Bill by the crew of the Coastguard rescue helicopter and she was transferred to hospital by South West Ambulance Service.