Swimmer rescued by Coastguard helicopter near Harbour Arm

Posted on in IncidentsAdd Comment

Late this afternoon, Folkestone Coastguard were called to a report of a swimmer in difficulty near Folkestone Harbour Arm.

A coastguard search & rescue helicopter winches a swimmer to safety over the sea off Folkestone Harbour Arm.
Coastguard Search & Rescue helicopter winches a swimmer to safety. © HMRC Coastguard

On arrival, the swimmer was located and a Coastguard Search & Rescue helicopter was used to winch them to safety. The swimmer was then taken to hospital as a precaution.

Folkestone Rescue were not involved in this incident, which occurred outside of our operating hours.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.