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IoM Coastguard aid warden on Calf of Man via helicopter

Port Erin coastguard were called to the Calf of Man yesterday. Credit: Port Erin Coastguard

Rescue teams on the Isle of Man were called out yesterday during Storm Ali to a casualty on the Calf of Man.

Port Erin Coastguard flew by helicopter to a warden who had fallen from a ladder inside a lighthouse, extracting him using rope rescue.

The helicopter landed at Rowany Golf Club, where the casualty was made comfortable before being taken to Nobles Hospital.

Coastguard investigating oil spill on the Isle of Man

Members of Ramsey Coastguard last night left absorbent booms in the corner of the harbour. Credit: Ramsey Coastguard

An oil spill has taken place in a northern town on the Isle of Man.

Last night at 5.45pm Ramsey Coastguard were called to investigate an oil pollution incident in Ramsey Harbour.

The spill, the cause of which is currently unknown, could be seen the whole length of the harbour.

Unable to find the source, the Coastguard left absorbent booms in the corner of the harbour to soak-up most of the pollution, which will be checked over the next few days.


IoM search and rescue operation highlights team effort

Crew from the IOM Coastguards who located a missing person yesterday. Credit: IOM Constabulary, Facebook

The Isle of Man Constabulary have praised efforts from numerous organisations who helped find a high risk missing person.

Yesterday a young woman was reported to the authorities and required the Coastguard, the Search and Rescue Dog Association and Civil Defence to locate her.

Volunteers from the Coastguard found the woman later that afternoon.

Isle of Man Constabulary thanked members across all teams for their assistance.

Thankfully, high risk missing persons where we require multiple organisations to assist us in searches are rare, however when we do call upon them, the services offered in terms of resources and assistance is invaluable. Today was no different and all of the above organisations rapidly responded to our request for assistance, resulting in the person being found quickly. This would not of been possible without the help of our partners.

– Isle of Man Constabulary