Pupil is rescued after injuring ankle on coast path school trip near Seaton

A school pupil who injured their ankle while on a school trip on the coast path near Seaton was stretchered to safety by Beer Coastguard.

Beer and Lyme Regis Coastguard members were called to the coast path between Seaton and Lyme Regis shortly after noon on Thursday (June 25) to a report of a girl with a suspected broken ankle.

The casualty, who was in the undercliff between Lyme and the Allhallows pumping station, was carried by coastguards to a waiting vehicle for hospital treatment.

A Beer Coastguard Rescue spokesperson said: “We were tasked to assist Lyme Regis Coastguard with a stretcher evacuation of a young person with a possible broken ankle.

“The casualty was in the undercliff between Lyme and the Allhallows pumping station.

“Lyme had located the casualty but needed more rescue officers for the difficult carry-out.

“We got as far as we could in the vehicle then walked the rest. We met them at the scene and carried her back to one of our vehicles and then took them to their vehicle, as they were taking her to hospital for treatment.”

A Lyme Regis Coastguard spokesperson said: “Lyme Regis Coastguard was tasked to reports of a school party with an injured pupil on the coast path between Lyme Regis and Seaton.

“Our colleagues from Beer were requested in case a stretcher carry out was required.

“After walking some distance along the coast path, the team located the casualty who had slipped and landed awkwardly on their ankle.

“Coastguards gave casualty care and strapped the ankle in preparation for the stretcher carryout.

“Once back at the casualty group’s transport, the ambulance service were happy for the casualty to make their own way to hospital for further assessment.”

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