CREWS from Clevedon and Portishead Coastguard Rescue Teams have successfully saved a simulated casualty with head and pelvis injuries as part of a training exercise.

On Monday evening (September 10, 2023) colleagues joined together for the exercise at Layde Bay, in Clevedon.

Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson from the Clevedon Coastguard Rescue Team said: "On Monday evening, you may have seen our teams involved in a joint training exercise with our colleagues from Portishead Coastguard Rescue Team.

"This training exercise took place on the coastal area of a well known favourite location of Clevedon, upon the rocks of Layde Bay! 

"The exercise consisted of 12 team members which were tasked to a simulated pager alert from our control room at Milford Haven… 

"The simulated pager alert notified team members of a male that was seen struggling in water and the informant had lost sight of the casualty.

"After a thorough search from land teams the casualty was located on the rocks with significant head and pelvis injuries after a fall when attempting to exit the water. 

"Our team who are trained in casualty care had assessed, treated and packaged the casualty for extrication and to paramedics awaiting at the set RV point."