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Burnham on Sea Coastguard Rescue Team on Burnham-on-Sea jetty. PHOTO: Burnham on Sea Coastguard Rescue Team

Emergency services help woman with dislocated shoulder on beach at Burnham

COASTGUARDS were called to help a woman who fell and dislocated a shoulder near the jetty on Burnham beach yesterday evening. 

With the tide coming in a coastguard crew helped paramedics to lift the woman onto a stretcher and into an ambulance.

A spokesperson for Burnham-on-Sea Coastguard Rescue Team said: “With an incoming tide, there was a chance of getting wet so after a few breaths of some pain-relieving gas her arm was stabilised by the first responder.

“Then and in a big team effort, she was soon on a stretcher, up the steps and ready for the incoming ambulance that was only a matter of minutes away.”

The woman was taken to hospital for further treatment.

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