16, makes full recovery after being thrown from horse at Brean
teenager who suffered concussion after being thrown from a horse
on Brean beach at the weekend has recovered and returned to work
the following day.
16 year-old girl had been riding along the beach on Saturday when
her horse was spooked by a dog, throwing her onto the hard sand.
from Burnham-On-Sea were called to the scene and the girl was taken
to hospital by ambulance.
member told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Fortunately, she's made a
full recovery and was back at work the following day, Sunday. We
were all worried about her but she's bounced back."
Coastguard spokesperson said: "Whilst
riding her horse on Brean Beach along the sand just below the high
tide line, the young rider was thrown from the horse that had been
spooked by a dog."
frightened it had panicked and unseated the rider depositing her
quite hard onto the floor."
RNLI lifeguards on the nearby beach hadn't long come on shift and
were quick to respond. After assessing her injuries they placed
her onto a spinal board and head immobiliser to keep her as still
as possible and requested an ambulance."
to her location and the incoming tide they had to move her further
up the beach. We were tasked to assist the Lifeguards with moving
her once the ambulance arrived."
we arrived on scene, we noticed a fair wind was blowing in off the
sea so using the truck and stretchers we created a giant windbreak
to shield the rider and ensured she stayed warm, the RNLI Lifeguards
and Coastguard team members took turns in stabilising the head."
the ambulance arrived and had assessed her we carried her to the
Ambulance which was situated in a Car Park off of the beach and
she was transferred to hospital, where we hope she makes a full
recovery and is back riding again soon."
dog owner was very upset that this incident had happened and came
and spoke to the rider as she was boarding the ambulance to apologise."