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Porthcawl provide first aid for casualty with suspected spinal injuries

Lifeboats News Release

A male had fallen and had a head injury and suspected spinal injury

A male had fallen and had a head injury and suspected spinal injury at Ogmore By Sea. Our volunteer crew members were first on scene and gave first aid to the casualty. A crew member made his way to the road above the location and directed Llantwit Major Coastguard team and the Ambulance HART team members to the location of the casualty. Due to the casualty’s suspected injuries and his location the Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 187 from St Athan was tasked to the incident and winched the casualty and transferred him to hospital.

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