rider air-lifted to hospital after accident on Berrow Beach
woman was air-lifted to hospital from Berrow beach on Sunday (December
11th) after suffering suspected back injuries when she was thrown
from her horse.
people - a man and a woman - were hurt when both their horses
bolted after being startled while being ridden along the sands
between the Berrow shipwreck and Burnham's low lighthouse.
ambulance and crews from Burnham Coastguards and BARB (Burnham
Area Rescue Boat) were called to the scene at around 11.30am to
help them, as pictured here.
to concern about the lady's condition, a Dorset and Somerset Air
Ambulance landed on the beach and air-lifted her to Weston Hospital
for treatment," Burnham Coastguard Ian Jefferies told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Coastguard Station Officer Steve Bird added: "This was a
good example of a multi-agency incident where the crews worked
closely together to help the casualties as quickly as possible."
Coastguard and BARB crews ensured the helicopter could safely
land and take off and also helped take the lady to the air ambulance.
second casualty, a man, was not seriously hurt and was treated
by ambulance crew at the scene.