Man airlifted to hospital after Ladye Bay fall

A MAN was airlifted to hospital on Saturday night after having multiple fits at Ladye Bay in Clevedon.

The man, in his 30s, was believed to be out fishing before falling from the rocks just before 11.15pm. He had a history of epilepsy but it is unknown whether it triggered the fall or if the accident caused him to go into a fit.

A spokesman for Great Western Ambulance Service said it is thought he was fishing on the rocks before he fell.

Paramedics deemed the rocky terrain too dangerous to carry him half a mile on a stretcher and so the RAF Sea King was called to winch him to safety.

He was flown to Frenchay Hospital for treatment.