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Bermudian girl injured on Lyme Regis, England beach

A Bermudian teenager was airlifted to hospital after suffering a serious head injury on a UK beach.

According to The Bridport News in Lyme Regis, the 15-year-old girl was on a day trip with Millfield School in Somerset when she fell on rocks while trying to avoid the rising tide.

Rescue workers raced to airlift the girl from the rocks on Sunday in order to move her before the water reached her.

The rescue came mere minutes after one of the lifeboat crews had been awarded their first aid certificates.

Crewman James Rice told The Bridport News: “The injury was to the front of her head, about an inch above her left eye, quite a nasty deep wound.

“She was conscious throughout and said she felt a bit dizzy. With a nasty head injury like that you can be knocked out and it can re-occur as well, but fortunately she never had any of that.

“Initially we thought she had fallen from the top of the wall, but fortunately, she hadn't.”

Because of the seriousness of the injury and the age of the girl, an RAF helicopter was deployed to carry her to a landing site at the Dorchester Rugby Club, where an ambulance was waiting.

Lyme Regis has a strong historical link with Bermuda. It is the birthplace of Sir George Somers and is the twin town of St. George's.

Useful website: www.bridportnews.co.uk

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Published March 03, 2011 at 9:15 am (Updated March 03, 2011 at 9:15 am)

Bermudian girl injured on Lyme Regis, England beach

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