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Coastguard helicopter rescues man with leg injuries from Norfolk beach

PUBLISHED: 11:19 25 August 2019 | UPDATED: 15:25 25 August 2019

A coastguard helicopter extracted a man with suspected nerve damage from a north Norfolk beach. Picture: RNLI / Mick Howes

A coastguard helicopter extracted a man with suspected nerve damage from a north Norfolk beach. Picture: RNLI / Mick Howes

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A coastguard helicopter was called to rescue a man with suspected nerve damage from a north Norfolk beach.

Wells and Cley Coastguard Search and Rescue Team were called to Wells beach on Saturday afternoon after a man had fallen whilst playing rounders and damaged the back of his leg.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: "A male had fallen whilst playing rounders and damaged the back of his leg, suspected nerve damage.

"With the help of our coastguard helicopter Rescue 912, the casualty was extracted from the beach and taken to the football pitch at the top of the beach road. "

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An ambulance was waiting to take the man to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King's Lynn.

NARS also attended the scene of the accident, which took three hours end to end.

They said:

"I happened to be at Holkham providing volunteer emergency cover in the area when the Coastguard asked if I was available to come with them to see a patient.

"I provided medical care until the helicopter arrived and repositioned the casualty as published.

"The job required lateral thinking and team working with Wells and Clay rescue team, which is why the HMCG helicopter was involved."

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