International School student airlifted to hospital

A student from Sidmouth International School was airlifted to hospital from Sidmouth beach. Picture:

A student from Sidmouth International School was airlifted to hospital from Sidmouth beach. Picture: Denise Wightman - Credit: Archant

Emergency services, including an air ambulance, have been called out to Sidmouth beach.

Devon Air Ambulance has attended a callout in Sidmouth. Picture: DAA

Devon Air Ambulance has attended a callout in Sidmouth. Picture: DAA - Credit: Archant

A student from Sidmouth International School has been airlifted to hospital after reportedly suffering a suspected heart attack on Sidmouth beach.

Emergency services, including the Devon air ambulance and Beer coastguard, were called out to the beach at 2.21pm on Friday (June 28).

The girl was flown by air ambulance to hospital to receive further treatment.

A spokesman for the school said: "The incident involved one of our students, who became unwell at the beach this afternoon. Emergency services were contacted immediately and they decided to take her straight to hospital. She is in the best possible place."


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The ambulance service sent two ambulances, a four-wheel drive ambulance, air ambulance crew and operations officer to the scene.

Police assisted with traffic.

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An ambulance spokesman said: "We were called at 2.21pm. This incident is currently ongoing. We sent two ambulances, an air ambulance, a four wheel drive ambulance and an operations officer to the scene where the female patient was treated by ambulance teams. The patient was flown by Air ambulance onto hospital to receive further treatment."

Beer coastguard said: "We were asked to assist the air ambulance and South West Ambulance paramedics with a young female with a suspected heart attack on Sidmouth beach.

"Paramedics gave treatment to the casualty on Sidmouth seafront before she was flown to Bristol Children's Hospital.

"Thanks to Jurassic Paddle Sports staff and beachgoers, who gave CPR and used a defib to help her until the paramedics and air ambulance arrived.

"We wish her a speedy recovery."

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