5, 2013 In
photos: Air ambulance flies in to help horse rider on Brean beach
were the scenes on Brean beach on Sunday afternoon (May 5th) after
an air ambulance was called to help a young girl who had been
thrown from a horse.
eight-year-old was riding along the beach near the Seagull Inn
when a dog spooked her horse and sent her falling onto the hard
Coastguards and ambulance crews from Burnham were called
to the scene, as pictured, and due to concerns about the girl's
condition, an air ambulance was also called, landing on the beach
at around 4.20pm.
eyewitnesses said the girl's horse had been spooked by a labrador
running after the animal, which caused it to rear up and throw
the girl to the ground," beach warden Dave Furber told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Coastguard and ambulance were called to help and they in turn
asked for an air ambulance. The
Dorset and Somerset helicopter was busy on another incident, so
the Great Western Air Ambulance from Bristol landed instead -
it was very quickly on the scene."
girl was checked over by the ambulance crew and helicopter medics
and, in the end, she was taken by land ambulance to hospital.
live pictures See live images of the seafront and beach with
in Burnham! Support local traders by shopping in town -
see our A-Z index of businesses.Click
to see and do Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com
calendar for what's happening. Click