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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.

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Fire crew tackle single RTC blaze on IoM

Credit: IOM Fire & Rescue Service

Fire crew on the Isle of Man have responded to a single RTC in the North of the island.

Yesterday afternoon crew from Ramsey fire Station attended to one person trapped inside their vehicle, which was on fire, on the coast road at Smeale.

The male driver had minor injuries but was taken to Nobles Hospital for treatment after paramedics treated him on scene.

Crew remained on scene for forty minutes.

RNLI IoM recover unconscious male from beach

Port Skillion Beach from lifeboat Credit: RNLI Douglas

Volunteers from the Isle of Man's Douglas RNLI assisted in a multi-agency call to recover an unconscious male from a beach.

Coastguards and paramedics had secured the casualty on a back board and stretcher on Port Skillion Beach just outside Douglas Harbour. Access to the beach is only via flights of steep steps at either end of the beach so the lifeboat was requested to evacuate the casualty from offshore.

Deputy Second Coswain Tony Radcliffe took the all-weather lifeboat, Sir William Hillary, as close to the beach as the depth of water would allow then volunteer crew members Lavinia Washington and James Bettridge used the lifeboat’s daughter boat, an inflatable dinghy, to go ashore to recover the casualty to the lifeboat.

With the casualty safely transferred to the lifeboat, the dinghy and its crew also recovered, the lifeboat returned to Douglas, to the Liner Berth where the Coastguard and paramedics were waiting to transfer the casualty to an ambulance to be taken to Nobles Hospital.

The efficient way the crew handled themselves this morning is evidence of the regular training given by the RNLI, and in particular Lavinia who recently passed her Casulaty Care assessment and took a place in the dinghy.

– Lifeboat mechanic, Peter Cowin

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Mother arrested after police rescue boy from hot car

The car park at Hulme High Street in Manchester Credit: ITV

A mother has been arrested in Manchester after her four-year-old son was rescued from a hot car in the middle of the day.

Passers-by noticed the child, stuck inside a Vauxhall Zafira, on Hulme High Street car park at 1.40pm yesterday.

Passers-by at Hulme High Street called police Credit: ITV

Police broke a window to pull the youngster out. He was taken to hospital as a precaution.

His 40-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of child neglect. She has now been bailed.

Mother arrested after police rescue boy from car

Hulme High St car park in Manchester Credit: ITV

A mother has been arrested in Manchester, after her 4-year-old son was rescued from a hot car in the middle of the day.

Passers-by noticed the child, stuck inside a Vauxhall Zafira, on Hulme High Street at 1.40pm yesterday.

Police broke a window to pull the youngster out. He was taken to hospital as a precaution.

His 40-year-old mother was arrested on suspicion of child neglect. She has now been bailed.

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