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Multi agency response to injured swimmer pulled from the sea in selsey

Selsey Coastguard Team were paged on Sunday 7th August to West Beach, after a casualty was pulled from the water with a back injury while swimming.

The casualty had a loss of feeling in one leg and pins and needles in the other, and was in severe pain.

Selsey Inshore Lifeboat, Hayling Coastguard Rescue Team, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Coastguard Helicopter (Rescue 175) were all tasked and on scene working closely together to deliver casualty care.

Once paramedics from Rescue 175 and the ambulance service had assessed the casualty and pain relief given; the casualty was then carefully transferred into a stretcher.

All assets then worked together to slowly move the casualty up the beach and into the ambulance where they were then taken to hospital.


Selsey Coastguard Said “We would like to thank Seal Bay Resort and their security team for their assistance with a cordon of the area during the incident and while the helicopter was on scene.

We wish the casualty well and hope they have a speedy recovery.”

They also want to remind people In an emergency out at sea, on the beach or along the coast dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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