Kitesurfer suffers head injuries after 30ft fall

PUBLISHED: 17:46 17 September 2013 | UPDATED: 17:46 17 September 2013

An air ambulance took the man to hospital.

An air ambulance took the man to hospital.

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A KITESURFER suffered serious head injuries in a freak accident on a Somerset beach yesterday (Mon).

The man was picked up by a sudden gust of wind and dropped from around 30ft in the air.

The man landed head-first in the sand on Berrow beach and a spokesman for the Burnham Coastguard said he was conscious but suffered bad head and facial injuries.

He was air lifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

He had been on his way back to shore to pick up his kit when the incident happened.

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