Published: September 17, 2013
Beach walker and kite surfer rescued in Coastguard beach incidents

A kite surfer has been air-lifted to hospital and a beach walker has been rescued from mud on Burnham-On-Sea beach during a busy week for the town's marine rescue crews.

Burnham Coastguards and BARB's rescue hovercraft were called out at 8.30am on Tuesday morning (September 16th) when a walker had got into difficulty in mud near Burnham lighthouse.

The shaken lady, aged in her 70s, was helped to safety and was treated by an ambulance crew at the scene.

In a separate incident, an air ambulance landed on Berrow beach on Monday evening when a kite surfer suffered head and facial injuries after being blown up into the air by a sudden gust of wind and then dropped onto the hard sand from 30ft in the air.

The man landed head-first and a spokesman for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards said he had been conscious but suffered facial injuries.

The man was air-lifted to Bristol's Frenchay Hospital by the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, as pictured above, where he is recovering.

Pictured: The air ambulance on Berrow beach during this week's kite surfer incident and, above, Coastguards taking a walker to an ambulance in Burnham's Allandale Road during Tuesday's incident


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