South West Wales

Rotherslade Bay RNLI lifeguards pull bodyboarder from sea

Rotherslade Bay beach rescue Image copyright Rnli
Image caption The drama unfolded on Rotherslade Bay beach on Tuesday at 16:00 BST

RNLI lifeguards rescued a man from the sea who suffered neck and spinal injuries while bodyboarding off Gower.

The 46-year-old Swansea man was being washed on to rocks by large waves when rescuers went to his aid at Rotherslade Bay beach on Tuesday at 16:00 BST.

He was airlifted to the city's Morriston Hospital by a RAF Sea King helicopter crew who landed on the beach.

Lifeguards had brought the man to shore after spotting him in difficulty.

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Image caption Rescuers and other beach users helped the man to safety

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