Bermuda Teen Rescued In UK Beach Drama

March 2, 2011

1_ChurchCliffs-LymeRegisA Bermuda teenager attending boarding school in the UK sustained a serious head injury after falling on rocks near the coastal town of Lyme Regis and rescuers battled to get her airlifted from the scene before the rising tide reached her.

Authorities told a Lyme Regis newspaper the 15-year-old girl — who has not been named — was lucky not to have been knocked unconscious from the “deep” head wound. She fell on rocks beneath Church Cliffs [pictured], to the east of the town, while attempting to avoid the incoming tide on Sunday [Feb. 27] afternoon.

The girl was on a day trip to Lyme Regis – birthplace of the “Sea Venture’s” Admiral Sir George Somers and officially designated the twin town of  St. George’s in 1996 – with students from Millfield School in Somerset where she is a pupil.

“Initially we thought she had fallen off the top of the wall but fortunately she hadn’t,” said one of the lifeboat team who rescued the girl. “… 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 she said she felt a bit dizzy.”

The teenager had apparently fallen over and her rucksack had added to her weight as she toppled over. A Royal Air Force helicopter was deployed because it was a serious head injury and the girl was a minor.

The coastguards cleared the site and she was flown to the landing site at Dorchester Rugby Club. She was then taken to Dorset County Hospital by ambulance where she is recovering.

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  1. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Moral of the story. Don’t walk on slippery rocks. If you want to do that you might as well stay home in Bermuda!!!

  2. Terry says:

    Get a life “Truth”. What an assinine comment.

    I hope she recovers through treatment. Very lucky.

    • Truth is killin' me... says:

      Coming from you Terry and all your assainine over the past few months…that’s a laugh in itself! I was being sarcastic…meaning BERMUDA is on some slippery rocks at this moment in time…BUDGET/MURDERS/CRIME ETC. ETC.!!!

  3. Some People says:

    “Truth is Killin me”, day in and day out you show us all what an ignorant person you are, sure wish the bubble you live in was idiot proof.

  4. Terry says:

    Yo Truth, you have a valid point about some of my comments. It’s just a way of expression and possibly laughing at myself.

    But…..I don’t make comments like that with regards too human life or serious matters.

    As for Bermuda being on slippery rocks, thats a piss poor excuse/reply. Thats not going over my empty head.

    Now back to regular programming.