Man airlifted from Pembrokeshire’s Blue Lagoon with possible spinal injury

A man with spinal injuries was airlifted to hospital from the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy.

Coastguard rescue teams from Fishguard and St Davids were called at 11.27am today to assist the injured man.

The injured man was rescued by paddleboard and carefully transferred to a stretcher. Image: HM Coastguard Fishguard

He was pulled out of the water on a paddleboard before being transferred to a stretcher and relieved by Coastguards and paramedics from the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter which had been called to the scene.

Western Telegraph: The Coastguard helicopter transported the injured man to hospital in North Wales.  Photo: HM Coastguard, FishguardThe Coastguard helicopter transported the injured man to hospital in North Wales. Photo: HM Coastguard, Fishguard

The man was then transported to the helicopter and taken on board to be taken to hospital in Bangor.

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HM Coastguard St Davids confirmed: ‘The team and HM Coastguard Fishguard were notified at 11.17am (Saturday 28th May) following reports of a young man with suspected spinal injuries at Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy.

“Victim assessed on site. Assistance requested from R936, based in Caernarfon. Victim wrapped up and transferred to Bangor Hospital for further evaluation/treatment.

“Thank you to everyone for their help, especially the member of the public who got the victim onto a paddle board and to the beach.

“Thank you to the staff at Muuk-Adventures.com and Celtic Quest Coasteering for their help.”

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