#02 – MEDICAL EVACUATION – 27/01/2020

#02 – MEDICAL EVACUATION – 27/01/2020

Our crews were called out at 5.35pm by Coastguards to assist with the medical evacuation of an injured dog walker on Berrow Beach.
The lady had been pulled over near Berrow’s shipwreck by her dog and suffered a painful injury in the darkness.
In biting cold winds and driving rain, BARB’s crewmembers and a team from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston Coastguard protected the casualty from the weather with shelter to keep her warm before we jointly carefully moved her to a safe place up the beach, away from the incoming tide.
Once the ambulance was reached, she was handed over to the paramedics for her onward journey to hospital and we left the beach just as the water was covering the last few metres of sand behind us.
This was a great multi-team job, all working quickly and efficiently together in harsh conditions.
We wish the lady best wishes for a swift recovery.