Boy with signs of hypothermia rushed to hospital

PUBLISHED: 08:27 26 July 2016

Weston General Hospital.

Weston General Hospital.


A boy was rushed to Weston General Hospital last night (Monday) after he became stuck in the mudflats on Brean beach.

Coastguards from Burnham-on-Sea were called to help at 4.50pm and the casualty was found to be wet and cold after being caught in the rain.

An ambulance was then called but was unable to provide a time of arrival. This prompted coastguards to drive the casualty to Weston General due to potential hypothermia.

A coastguard spokesman said: “Don’t be fooled. Even the fittest person can succumb to hypothermia in a short time.”

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