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Man rescued from Exmouth sea after knocked unconscious by boom on sailing boat

By Rich_Booth  |  Posted: April 19, 2013

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The Police helicopter helped rescue an unconscious man who was pulled out of the sea in Exmouth after a boating accident yesterday.

The police were called to assist the South Western Ambulance Service in rapidly transporting a male casualty from Exmouth docks to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital after an unconscious male was pulled from the water.

The man had been on board a sailing boat when the boon had swung and left him unconscious in the water.

After the early intervention of Exmouth RNLI and the Ambulance Service, he was transported by air to hospital where medics continued to treat him.

The Police helicopter crews work closely with the Ambulance Service and RNLI amongst other agencies and are able to provide a quicker access to medical and trauma care in comparison to conveyance by road for serious or potentially life threatening incidents.

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