Woman rescued after ‘breaking ankle’ in Brean Down fall

PUBLISHED: 10:27 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 10:27 27 May 2018

The woman fell while out walking on Brean Down. Picture: Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team(CRT)/Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

The woman fell while out walking on Brean Down. Picture: Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team(CRT)/Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team(CRT)/Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

A woman had to be rescued by the coastguard after suffering a suspected broken ankle in a fall on Brean Down.

The emergency services were called at 2.25pm. Picture: Weston Coastguard.The emergency services were called at 2.25pm. Picture: Weston Coastguard.

Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team was called at 2.25pm yesterday (Saturday) to aid the stricken woman who fell while walking with her daughter.

A spokesman said: “When we arrived on scene her ankle had started to swell, we administered some first aid and secured her ankle.

“Although she was in pain she was in good spirits.”

Weston’s coastguard team joined in the rescue effort as the injured woman was led to safety on a stretcher.

Emergency services parked up at the bottom of Brean Down. Picture: Weston Coastguard.Emergency services parked up at the bottom of Brean Down. Picture: Weston Coastguard.

The spokesman added: “With great team working the lady was helped in to the truck and whisked off to the National Trust Café at the base of the down where an ambulance had just arrived.

“Hopefully it isn’t anything too bad and the lady will be 100 per cent again soon, she put a brave face on what was a painful injury but never stopped smiling.

“If you are out and about along the coast and you see someone in difficulty, danger or distress, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

The woman being led to safety yesterday. Picture: Weston Coastguard.The woman being led to safety yesterday. Picture: Weston Coastguard.

The woman fell while out walking on Brean Down. Picture: Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team(CRT)/Maritime & Coastguard Agency.The woman fell while out walking on Brean Down. Picture: Burnham Coastguard Rescue Team(CRT)/Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

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