From the RNLI, Bude:
On Sunday 9th May, the volunteer lifeboat crew members were finishing a training exercise on Summerleaze beach when they were alerted by a member of the public to an injured person behind the breakwater.
At the scene, RNLI crew members assessed the casualty, calling for assistance from the Bude RNLI Lifeguards who provided casualty care alongside the lifeboat crew. Bude Coastguard Rescue Team and the air ambulance were also tasked to attend the scene.
Bude Coastguard arrived on scene and prepared a landing zone for the air ambulance enabling it to land behind the breakwater.
After assessment, it was decided to take the casualty to hospital.
Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) Liam Sharpe said: ‘There are lots of hazards near the coast and accidents are common. Whether you are planning to enter the water or going for a coastal walk please ensure that you know what to do if you get in trouble at the coast or see anyone who is. Always take a means of calling for help (in case there are no lifeguards to alert) phone 999 and ask for the coastguard. The coastguard will ensure the correct help is sent. On behalf of all the crew I’d like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery.’
Photo credit: James Lewis-Bale