A SWIMMER had to be pulled out of the sea by a rescue helicopter after suffering a back injury.
The Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team was called following reports of a swimmer in trouble off West Beach on Sunday August 7th.
The swimmer injured his back while swimming and later found he had loss of sensation in one leg and tingling in the other.
The victim described the pain as “severe,” according to a Selsey Coast Guard spokeswoman.
The Selsey Coastal Lifeboat, the Hayling Coast Guard Rescue Team, the South East Coast Rescue Service and the Coast Guard Helicopter (Rescue 175) were all assigned to assist in the rescue at 5:39 p.m.
After the emergency services 175 and the emergency services assessed the injured person and administered painkillers, the injured person was placed on a stretcher.
“All staff then worked together to slowly move the victim up the beach and into the ambulance, where they were then taken to the hospital,” the spokeswoman said.
“We would like to thank the Seal Bay Resort and its security team for their assistance in cordoning off the area during the incident and while the helicopter was deployed.
“We wish the injured man all the best and hope for a speedy recovery.”
Earlier in the day, two children were reported missing from West Wittering Beach.
Both were found safe and reunited with their families.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20607736.swimmer-pulled-sea-rescue-helicopter-selsey-injuring-back/?ref=rss Swimmer in Selsey pulled from sea by rescue helicopter after injuring his back