walker and kite surfer rescued in Coastguard beach incidents
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.
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.
shaken lady, aged in her 70s, was helped to safety and was treated
by an ambulance crew at the scene.
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.
man landed head-first and a spokesman for Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards
said he had been conscious but suffered facial injuries.
man was air-lifted to Bristol's Frenchay Hospital by the Dorset
and Somerset Air Ambulance, as pictured above, where he is recovering.
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