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Off duty nurse saves life on beach

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Off duty nurse saves life on beach

An off duty nurse saved the life of a man on Thurlestone and South Milton Sands over the weekend. 

The Devon Air Ambulance and Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team attended a medical emergency on Friday.

A spokesperson for Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Team said: "An off duty nurse on the beach administered basic life saving skills to the casualty which clearly saved his life."

Photo credit Prawle Point Coastguard Rescue Service

Coastguard Rescue Officers, South Western Ambulance Service paramedics and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust attended. The beach was "too soft" for the DAAT helicopter to land so they landed in the overflow car park. 

If you see anyone in difficulty on or near the coast or tidal estuary, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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