A horse rider has thanked the team that helped her after she was hurt in a fall and taken to hospital following a fall on Berrow Beach on Sunday (August 13th).
Berrow’s beach warden, RNLI lifeguards, Burnham Coastguards and an ambulance were called to the beach on Sunday lunchtime.
“A lady in her 20s who was visiting the beach from Bath unfortunately came off the horse and then was dragged along the sands,” said an eyewitness.
“She was given treatment at the scene and stablised before being taken by ambulance to hospital for several injuries.”
A Burnham Coastguard spokesman adds: “As we arrived on scene the lifeguards were on scene along with an ambulance first responder. The first responder had the patient well looked after and so we offered our assistance if needed.”
“Two of our team ensured the horse was safely secured, and thankfully another beach user was helping until they could get the horse box to them.”
“The lady who had suffered some lower limb injuries after she was unseated and dragged a short distance along the sand after the horse stumbled on a sandcastle was treated and packaged up by the newly arrived ambulance crew and we assisted in stretcher carrying and loading into the ambulance.”
“Hopefully the injuries are not too bad and she is back riding again soon. Good multi-team working as always.”
The horse rider later posted online: “I would like to say a very massive thank you to everyone who helped me. Luckily I haven’t suffered any serious injuries, just rather sore and not allowed to ride for 6-8 weeks. Honestly so grateful for everyone and the team who got me help so quickly.”