Man suffers head and neck injuries after falling backwards off sea wall

Coastguard officers helped to treat the casualty at Runswick Bay.
Coastguard officers helped to treat the casualty at Runswick Bay.

A man was taken to hospital after falling backwards from the sea wall at Runswick Bay.

Staithes and Skinningrove Coastguard Rescue Team were called to assist RNLI lifeguards after the casualty sustained head and potential neck injuries.

The scene at Runswick Bay.

The scene at Runswick Bay.

The man had slipped while walking along the sea wall and falling backwards on Tuesday August 29.

Lifeguards and Coastguard rescue officers worked together to provide casualty care and reassurance to the casualty and his partner whilst awaiting the arrival of Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Due to the location and nature of the injuries the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was also dispatched to scene.

The casualty was packaged into a Coastguard stretcher and carried off the beach to a land ambulance to be taken to James Cook Hospital for assessment.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to Tuesday's incident.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to Tuesday's incident.

A Coastguard spokesman said: "Well done to all personnel involved in this incident. We wish the casualty a speedy recovery.

"For all coastal incidents and emergencies, please dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."