A stranded paraglider who was forced to make an emergency landing near Weymouth had to be rescued by the coastguard over the weekend.
The full Wyke Coastguard Rescue team were deployed on Saturday afternoon to help a person cut off by the tide at White Nothe, near Ringstead. Crews had to use nearly all their 300m lines of rope to reach the casualty who was caught in one of the most inaccessible areas of this stretch of coastline.
Lulworth CRT and the Weymouth Lifeboat also supported the operation, but the Lifeboat team agreed it was too dangerous to reach the casualty via the sea, as it was too rough. The casualty was unhurt, so the rescue team decided to reach the glider by rope.
The teams then setup a standard cliff top rescue arrangement, directly above the casualty and a technician descended. The extent of the rescue and the amount of rope used meant the rescue team then needed to use the powered winch to recover the casualty and coastguard crew.
Once safely back at the cliff top, the casualty personally thanked all team members for their efforts.