helped from Brean mudflats with early signs of hypothermia
boy was taken to Weston Hospital suffering from the early signs
of possible hypothermia after being helped from the mudflats at
Brean on Monday evening (July 25th).
Coastguards were called out at 4.50pm to a person reported to
be in the mud quite a way out on Brean beach.
casualty had self-recovered but was wet and cold after getting
caught in a passing downpour of heavy rain, said Coastguards.
ambulance was requested to help the person, but due to other higher
priority cases they were unable to give a time of arrival so the
Coastguards drove the person to Weston Hospital for a medical
average body temperature is around 37C and Hypothermia can set
in when the body drops below 35C which is a very small drop, don't
be fooled even the fittest person can succumb to hypothermia in
a short time," said a Coastguard spokesman.