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Team News
Long Service Award 20th February 2015 Friday marked a very special occasion for the team, Richard “Leggy” Legg’s official award ceremony for twenty years’ continuous service with the Wyke Coastguard more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 21st Apr 2015
Challenge Weymouth 14th September 2014 It was autumn 2013 when Mark Fagg, the Station Officer for Wyke Regis Coastguard Rescue team, recklessly announced his intention to participate in the more
Added by: Malcolm Wright - 21st Oct 2014
A quick update on former team member Malcolm Wright. On 18th July Malcolm attended Windsor Castle. Malcolm, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List received more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 04th Aug 2014
Wessex FM Local Hero Awards 20th June 2014 On the 20th June four members of the Wyke CRT were honoured to accept the Wessex FM Local Hero Services Award, on more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 06th Jul 2014
Former team member Malcolm Wright will celebrate the New Year this evening knowing he is on the New Years honors list. He receives an MBE for 40 years service more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 31st Dec 2013
Former Station Officer Malcolm Wright and the current Station Officer, Mark Fagg both received long service awards on the evening of 15th November. Mark 20 years and Malcolm a more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 25th Nov 2013
Congratulations Malcolm on 40 years of service in HM Coastguard today Having only served 20 years I do not feel qualified to comment on Malcolms 40 years of service more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 24th Oct 2013
Latest 5 Callouts
Icon showing Cliff Rescue Incident  #050 / 2019
20th June 2019 - 17:45
Team tasked by NMOC (National Maritime Operations Centre) to Portland. To assist Dorset Police with an incident on Portland. The teams then returned to their stations.T
Icon showing Medical Evacuation injured climber  #049 / 2019
19th June 2019 - 15:01
The full team was paged at 15:01 and asked to assist Portland Bill CRT with an injured climber at the base of the cliffs at Freshwater Beach, Portland.

The team assembled and made their way to the casualty location, where they rendezvoused with Portland Bill CRT. Portland Bill CRT has arrived shortly before Wyke and had made contact with the first informant, who led the CRO to the casualty. The casualty had slipped and twisted their knee at the base of the cliff, incapacitating them. Although a minor injury, due to their position extraction by stretcher up the steep cliff paths was deemed too risky.

Portland OIC informed the NMOC the safest option was to extract the casualty by sea, as the sea state was exceptionally calm, making access relatively easy. The NMOC then duly tasked Weymouth Lifeboat ILB. The casualty was then placed on the coastguard stretcher and conveyed to the shoreline awaiting the arrival of the ILB. Upon arrival at scene, Weymouth Lifeboat ILB passed their stretcher and a life jacket for the casualty. The casualty was then secured to the Lifeboat stretcher and transferred to the awaiting ILB.

The ILB then readied the casualty for the journey and proceeded back to Weymouth, where they would be met by the casualties group who arranged transportation to hospital.

With the casualty safely aboard the ILB, both teams were allowed to stand down.
Icon showing Marine Kite surfer  #048 / 2019
16th June 2019 - 19:18
Team tasked along with Weymouth Lifeboat ILB at 19:18 to a becalmed kite surfer off Bowleaze. Weymouth ILB recovered the casualty from the water and dropped him off with team members at Bowleaze Cove slipway. He was given a lift back to his vehicle at Overcombe requiring no further assistance.
Icon showing Other Person in water  #047 / 2019
13th June 2019 - 18:15
Tasked to person in water off the pleasure Pier at approximately 18:15. Arrived on scene with paramedics to find the casualty out of the water. He claimed he had fallen in whilst fishing and refused any help despite looking cold. He signed a waiver refusing treatment and was left to go on his merry way.
Icon showing Search Persons in water  #046 / 2019
13th June 2019 - 15:20
The full team were paged at 15:20 to reports of a capsized sailing dinghy near to Bran Point, Osmington.

The first informant had been watching two dinghy sailing in the area when they witnessed one capsize. They reported a RIB local to the dinghy assisting the occupants, and leaving the area, but had not seen the vessel recovered, raising the alarm.

The team made their way to the Smugglers carpark and made contact with the first informant. The first informant advised the position of the dinghy, and the location of which the RIB had travelled after assistance. The officers then contacted Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy to ascertain if they had anyone in the area at the time the report came through.

The academy made enquiries and it was quickly established the dinghies and occupants were part of their activities. They had been practicing down wind, intending to tow back to their base due to the strong winds and rough conditions. They confirmed both dinghy and occupants were safely aboard and on tow by the RIB, making their way back to base as planned.

The information was then passed to the NMOC who stood the team down with thanks.
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