Girl suffers a suspected broken leg in jet ski accident

A nine-year-old girl suffered a suspected broken leg in a jet ski accident at Budle Bay, near Bamburgh, on Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 07:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th August 2016, 15:04 pm
Seahouses RNLI

It is understood the girl fell from a banana boat, which was being pulled by the jet ski.

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The inshore and all-weather lifeboats from Seahouses were launched at 7.08pm at the request of Humber Coastguard.

Crew assisted ambulance paramedics, while an air ambulance and local coastguard teams from Seahouses and Howick also arrived. The girl was then put aboard the aircraft after being given pain relief and flown to the Newcastle RVI for treatment.

Seahouses Lifeboat operations manager Ian Clayton said: “We want everyone to enjoy the coast, but this incident does highlight the need for care when using jet skis, as injuries can easily happen. This accident resulted in a serious injury which could have been worse. We hope she makes a full recovery, and comes back to enjoy the coast safely.”