Coastguard team rescues surfer at Sandymouth

From Bude Coastguard:

 

Bude Coastguard Rescue Team were paged at 17:32 today and tasked by Falmouth Coastguard Operations Centre (CGOC) to Sandymouth Beach, following the report of a male casualty who had been surfing, and had subsequently collapsed and fallen unconscious.

RNLI Lifeguards and Paramedics were already on scene with the casualty, the Devon Air Ambulance was inbound, and the incoming tide was encroaching fast.

Upon arrival, members of the Rescue Team made their way to the casualty’s position to the north end of the beach with the Alpine Rescue Stretcher, as the Air Ambulance set down on top of the cliff, awaiting casualty extraction.

After liaising with the Paramedics and Lifeguards, and with the casualty able to tentatively walk with support, the stretcher was deemed not necessary and the helicopter was relocated to the beach, with members of the Rescue Team first clearing the beach of members of the public and providing a safe Helicopter Landing Zone.

Once the casualty and crew were safely aboard, the helicopter departed for Derriford Hospital.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

 

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