Published: April 17, 2012
Water skier thanks Burnham-On-Sea lifeboat crew for rescuing him

A water skier who was briefly knocked unconscious after a fall during Sunday's water skiing event in Burnham-On-Sea has thanked the lifeboat crew who rescued him.

Jack Lynch, from Hunstanton in Norfolk, came off his skis at high speed during Sunday's racing.

Burnham RNLI's lifeboat was nearby at the time and was quickly able to reach the skier and bring him back to the shore.

A spokesman told "When reached by the lifeboat, he had recovered consciousness, but had already taken in some water. The lifeboat crew fitted a surgical collar, before ferrying him to shore and waiting paramedics."

The skier was checked over at hospital and pronounced to be fine by the casualty staff, having suffered a pulled muscle in his shoulder.

Jack told "It was a quality day of racing - just a shame it turned out the way it did for me. Thanks go to the RNLI for getting me out of the water so quickly, as I had lost consciousness. Also, thanks to the ambulance crews on the day."

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