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Car rolls into the sea at Sandbanks

Holidaymakers went to the aid of a car driver after her vehicle rolled down a ferry ramp into the sea at Sandbanks.

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Rescue operation to pull car out of sea at Sandbanks

Poole Lifeboat were called to the entrance of Poole Harbour Credit: Poole Lifeboat

Poole Inshore lifeboat was launched just after midday today to a report of a vehicle in the water on the North side of the chain ferry slipway at the entrance of Poole Harbour.

The Inshore lifeboat was on scene within 5 minutes and found a small 6 metre angling boat alongside the pier with the casualty, he had been in the vicinity when the incident had happened.

Two lifeboat crew were put across onto the pier to assess the casualty and administer first aid, they then transferred the casualty to a paramedic who arrived on scene.

Poole Lifeboat were called to the entrance of Poole Harbour Credit: Poole Lifeboat

The Inshore lifeboat than transported the fire brigade, to search for the car that was in the water, the fire brigade used a special device that could look through into the depths of the water to locate the vehicle.

Poole Lifeboat were called to the entrance of Poole Harbour Credit: Poole Lifeboat

Once the vehicle was located, Jenkins Marine barge was on hand to recover it, the inshore lifeboat crew stood by as a safety cover, once the vehicle had been salvaged and all persons accounted for the Poole inshore lifeboat crew returned the fire brigade colleagues ashore and returned back to station, on the way back they assisted a broken down jet skier at number 24 buoy, they took the casualty under tow back to Baiter slipway and were ready for service just after 14.00hrs.

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