A JET ski rider was left with a 'broken ankle' after a marina crash.

The crash at the Wat Tyler Country Park marina in Basildon, required urgent support from the Canvey Coastguard and the Southend lifeboat team.

The man managed to get himself ashore and onto the floating jetty, moments before the emergency services arrived.

It's believed he suffered a broken ankle as a result of the crash.


A spokesman from the Canvey Coastguard, said: "While preparing to start one of our regular patrols, the team from Canvey were tasked to the Wat Tyler Country Park Marina to a casualty, who following a jet ski crash had potentially suffered a broken ankle.

"Due to our state of readiness thecrew were on scene within ten minutes and found the casualty had managed to get himself ashore and onto the floating jetty.

"As we arrived before the East of England Ambulance Service, the team, alongside our colleagues from Gravesend RNLI and RNLI Southend Lifeboat who were local at the time provided casualty care and pain relief.

"Upon arrival of ambulance crews the team used our rescue stretcher to move the casualty safely from the jetty and handover to the waiting East of England Ambulance crew.

"Fortunately the jet ski rider was experienced enough to know what to do in the event of an accident and was wearing the correct personal protective equipment, including wet suit and personal floatation device.

"We'd like to thank the Harbour Master at Watt Tyler Marina for calling 999, and helping us with the rescue.

"Once released, we carried on with the days patrol, returned to station, washed the vehicle and were ready for the next incident."