Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards were called out this afternoon (Sunday) to help a lady who was reported to be suffering chest pains.
The team were called to Burnham’s South Esplanade lawns just after 3.30pm where the lady’s son had raised the alarm.
A spokesman said: “There was confusion over the initial rendezvous point, so once on the town slip the team split up and went in search of the person in need. After searching along the beach and The Esplanade the lady and son were found in the shelter.”
“We immediately deployed the first aid kit to ensure we had all the equipment ready. After an initial assessment we managed to confirm that it was not any form of heart pain.”
“The lady had fallen early in the morning and now the pain was starting to come through. We liaised closely with the ambulance service via phone and a paramedic clinician was also in close contact to assess the injury.”
“After a long discussion with the lady and our ops room they were happy for her to make her own way to hospital and we were able to stand down.”
“We were glad that on this occasion we did not need to intervene with any emergency first aid and she could make her own way home without any further help.”
“We always advise to Dial 999 and ask for the Coastguards if you are in danger or difficulty. Remember to drink plenty of water in this high heat and continue to apply sun cream throughout the day.”