Injured 9-year-old rescued by lifeguards and coastguard crews

PUBLISHED: 11:19 24 August 2017

The nine-year-old girl was stretchered off the beach. Picture: Burnham

The nine-year-old girl was stretchered off the beach. Picture: Burnham

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The RNLI, beach warden and coastguard all teamed up to help a nine-year-old girl who jumped and injured her ankle yesterday (Wednesday).

RNLI, coastguard and the beach warden worked together. Picture: Burnham Coastguard.RNLI, coastguard and the beach warden worked together. Picture: Burnham Coastguard.

A family had made their way to Brean Beach and the young child was playing in the sand dunes.

She jumped and injured her ankle and the beach warden responded immediately.

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeguards assisted the coastguard to help and used a stretcher to carry her off the beach.

She was then taken to hospital for treatment.

A spokesman for Burnham Coastguard said: “She was very brave helping to move herself onto the stretcher and into the car, plus she also had to put up with some of the team members truly awful jokes.

“Once again the RNLI lifeguards are showing what a valuable asset they are to our local beaches.

“And the beach wardens are always around working hard for your safety.

“As always, if in distress, or danger at the beach, Dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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