Boy taken to hospital after falling on Thurstaston beach

A 10-year-old boy was taken to hospital after falling on Thurstaston beach.

Wirral Coastguard Officers were called at around 12.20pm on Saturday, November 23 following reports a boy had fallen and was believed to have suffered a broken ankle.

RNLI Hoylake hovercraft was out on an exercise in the area and was also flagged down by a member of the public who was also on the beach.

The hovercraft arrived on scene and crews then issued pain relief to the boy.

He was then placed into a basket stretcher and put in the hovercraft to be moved to the slipway near to Dee Sailing club where paramedics were waiting.

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The boy was then taken to hospital for more treatment.