Coastguard and ambulance help woman who fell on beach

HM Coastguard Gorleston were called to the scene at the beach. Picture: HM Coastguard Gorleston

HM Coastguard Gorleston were called to the scene at the beach. Picture: HM Coastguard Gorleston - Credit: Archant

The coastguard helped a woman who had fallen and hurt herself on Gorleston beach.

The incident, which happened yesterday at 2.25pm, had seen a woman fall and sustain several injuries while walking along the sand.

During a long delay for an ambulance to arrive due to high demand, coastguard team members and RNLI lifeguards provided first aid and comfort to the woman.

Paramedics from a private company who were attending the Gorleston Cliff Top Gala also helped provide care as the casualty’s pain became worse.

HM Gorleston Coastguard said on a Facebook post: “Shortly after their arrival the Ambulance service arrived on scene.


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“The casualty was then extacted from the beach with the help of the fire service, and transported to James Paget Hostpital for treatment.

This job was a good example of how different agencies work well together for the best outcome of the casualty. Well done everyone.”

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