Kitesurfer rescued with a broken leg

A KITESURFER sustained a broken leg after losing control on Shoebury Common.

The RNLI search and rescue hovercraft was launched at 11.20am on Sunday to reports of an injured man who had been kitesurfing.

He was found about half a mile off the shore at Shoebury Common.

The 29 year old man was ferried safely ashore to Shoebury Common slipway, where he was transferred to Southend Coastguard’s facility to be given medical assistance by the volunteer crew and a paramedic while waiting for an ambulance.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene but was stood down as a land ambulance arrived.

The man was taken to Southend Hospital with a suspected broken leg and hypothermia.

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12:54pm Mon 18 Mar 13

Alekhine says...

Kite surfer with a broken leg rescued! - nice one echo.
Kite surfer with a broken leg rescued! - nice one echo. Alekhine
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3:29pm Mon 18 Mar 13

Yachtsman says...

Kitesurfer broken leg "ON" Shoebuey Common - thought that to Kitesurf you had to be on the water - another Echo First -Editor please read what your reporters submit or get people that can get their facts right
Kitesurfer broken leg "ON" Shoebuey Common - thought that to Kitesurf you had to be on the water - another Echo First -Editor please read what your reporters submit or get people that can get their facts right Yachtsman
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4:26pm Mon 18 Mar 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

wonder whose broken leg they rescued him with.
wonder whose broken leg they rescued him with. DogsMessInLeigh
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2:28am Tue 19 Mar 13

Carnabackable says...

Another idiotic waste of valuable time,
Another idiotic waste of valuable time, Carnabackable
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8:57am Tue 19 Mar 13

perini says...

Carnabackable wrote:
Another idiotic waste of valuable time,
...add space and fresh air and it's you!
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Another idiotic waste of valuable time,[/p][/quote]...add space and fresh air and it's you! perini
  • Score: 1

5:54pm Tue 19 Mar 13

Carnabackable says...

perini wrote:
Carnabackable wrote:
Another idiotic waste of valuable time,
...add space and fresh air and it's you!
Add space and putrid air, and it's you!
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Another idiotic waste of valuable time,[/p][/quote]...add space and fresh air and it's you![/p][/quote]Add space and putrid air, and it's you! Carnabackable
  • Score: -1

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