An air ambulance landed on Brean beach on Tuesday to help an injured horse rider after she was kicked in the chest and face by her horse.
Brean’s beachwarden raised the alarm at 4.30pm, and Burnham-On-Sea Coastguards, a land ambulance and the Great Western Air Ambulance were called to the scene.
A Coastguard spokesman said: “A woman had been walking along in the shallow waves with her horse to cool off when it became a little uneasy and kicked out.”
“In a stroke of bad luck, it kicked her in the chest which then followed through to her face and she fell to the floor and into the shallow water.”
“The beachwarden was quickly mobilised and, seeing the injuries, called for an ambulance and asked for assistance from the RNLI lifeguards on Berrow Beach.”
“The Great Western Air Ambulance was scrambled and landed nearby on the very busy Brean Beach and an ambulance was also quick to arrive.”
“The lady was treated and stabilised in a combined effort with all the medical teams who were on scene and taken to hospital via the ambulance.”
Coastguards created a cordon for the helicopter to take off as there was a curious crowd and with the wind picking up and lots of loose sand and debris in the area, the public’s safety could have been at risk if they were to wander too close.
If you have an emergency at the beach or along the coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
Pictured: The scenes on Brean beach on Tuesday afternoon (photos: Burnham-On-Sea Coastguard)