Teenager taken to hospital after falling from jetski near Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Echo: Teenager taken to hospital after falling from jetski near Bournemouth Pier Teenager taken to hospital after falling from jetski near Bournemouth Pier

A TEENAGER was taken to hospital suffering with hypothermia after falling from a jetski this weekend.

The youngster spent nearly 20 minutes in the water near Bournemouth Pier before being plucked to safety by an RNLI lifeguard.

The incident took place on Saturday afternoon, when the victim was riding on the back of a friend’s jetski and fell off.

Lifeguards stationed at Boscombe Reef were alerted by a call from the Coastguard, and lifeguard Chris Hornsby went out on his watercraft with a rescue sled.

Chris said: “When I got to him he was splashing around a lot.

“He was very weak, he could not pull himself up onto the sled and he could not talk. He had swallowed a lot of water, looked very pale and when I brought him back to shore he was warmed up by the Coastguards and taken by ambulance to hospital.”

The jetskier was wearing a wet suit when he fell off.

The water temperature was about 8C and an inshore RNLI lifeboat from Poole launched but the volunteer crew was stood down before reaching the incident

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6:06pm Sun 9 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

swollowed?




Where was his "mate" driving the jet ski?
He obviously did a runner. Nice mate eh?
swollowed? Where was his "mate" driving the jet ski? He obviously did a runner. Nice mate eh? BIGTONE
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6:25pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

BIGTONE wrote:
swollowed?




Where was his "mate" driving the jet ski?
He obviously did a runner. Nice mate eh?
Good job he has no enemies if that his friends are like that.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: swollowed? Where was his "mate" driving the jet ski? He obviously did a runner. Nice mate eh?[/p][/quote]Good job he has no enemies if that his friends are like that. Lord Spring
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8:00am Mon 10 Mar 14

jeebuscripes says...

Despite the Echo bragging about it being hotter than Istanbul and parts of Greece, someone suffered from hypothermia after being in the water for a short time.

What a paradise.
Despite the Echo bragging about it being hotter than Istanbul and parts of Greece, someone suffered from hypothermia after being in the water for a short time. What a paradise. jeebuscripes
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6:47pm Mon 10 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

jeebuscripes wrote:
Despite the Echo bragging about it being hotter than Istanbul and parts of Greece, someone suffered from hypothermia after being in the water for a short time.

What a paradise.
It's ok if you wear a wet suit.....the water in this country is always cold, even in August after a hot Summer.
[quote][p][bold]jeebuscripes[/bold] wrote: Despite the Echo bragging about it being hotter than Istanbul and parts of Greece, someone suffered from hypothermia after being in the water for a short time. What a paradise.[/p][/quote]It's ok if you wear a wet suit.....the water in this country is always cold, even in August after a hot Summer. O'Reilly
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6:53pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Webvision says...

The sea takes all summer to warm up - 20 minutes in the water at this time of year is a serious matter, even if the sun is shining.
The sea takes all summer to warm up - 20 minutes in the water at this time of year is a serious matter, even if the sun is shining. Webvision
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