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Outdoor Learning in the South & Channel Islands

The Southern Region includes the beautiful coast, lakes, rivers, downs, open countryside, city centres and two National parks spread across the counties of Hampshire, West and East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire along with the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands. We have a great array of environments used by our members, from rural open spaces, dramatic coastlines, to open country and city centre provision. The region has a strong outdoor learning community with many centres and freelancers operating in the very diverse and active region.

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South & Channel Islands Regional Events

South & Channel Islands Regional News

'Life-saving' app used in Western Isles hillwalker rescue
/ Categories: IOL Scotland

'Life-saving' app used in Western Isles hillwalker rescue

The alarm was raised earlier this week after the walker was hurt near Stornoway in the Isle of Lewis.

The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed the crew used the app What3words to help a coastguard team find them and the casualty.

The app divides the world into three-metre squares and gives each one a unique three-word address.

It was designed by a London-based start-up and has been used by emergency services in England.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said: "We attended an incident involving a hillwalker in Stornoway where an ambulance crew was dispatched.

"As part of working together with the Coastguard, the 3words app was used by our crews in assisting with the extraction of the patient by the coastguard."

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Chair  -  James Dyer - Email James

Secretary - Martin Robinson

Treasurer -  TBC

Committee: Sam Kendall, Mike King, Gary Palmer, Chris Rinaldi, Denea Wright


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