Exmouth: Ambulance, lifeboat and lifeguards called to beach for man injured after falling on rocks

Paramedics helped a man with a suspected spinal injury who fell on beach rocks at Exmouth.

Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to Sandy Bay at around 3.30pm on Thursday (June 2), where they found the casualty being helped by lifeguards.

The injured man was given first aid by the RNLI lifeboat volunteers and lifeguards until an ambulance arrived.

The lifeboat crew stayed with the casualty until paramedics took over care of the man.

A town RNLI spokesperson said: “The crew of Exmouth RNLI inshore lifeboat attended a report of a man who had fallen on rocks at Sandy Bay, and sustained a suspected spinal injury.

“The volunteer lifesavers, led by inshore lifeboat helm, Guy Munnings, and crew Ed Thomas and Charles Swales, quickly sped to the scene and rapidly located the casualty who was being helped by the Sandy Bay RNLI lifeguard team.

“The casualty was assessed by the RNLI volunteers and given first aid treatment whilst awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.”

The inshore lifeboat returned to its seafront base shortly before 5.30pm, the RNLI said.

The RNLI spokesman added: “The lifeboat remained at the scene until the casualty was safeguarded and an ambulance arrived.”

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