rider rushed to hospital after freak accident on Brean beach
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.
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.
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."
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
beachwarden was quickly mobilised and, seeing the injuries, called
for an ambulance and asked for assistance from the RNLI lifeguards
on Berrow Beach."
Great Western Air Ambulance was scrambled and landed nearby on the
very busy Brean Beach and an ambulance was also quick to arrive."
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."
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.
you have an emergency at the beach or along the coast, dial 999
and ask for the Coastguard.
The scenes on Brean beach on Tuesday afternoon (photos: Burnham-On-Sea