Man carried half a mile after fall from horse

Bacton Coastguard were called in after a man fell from a horse at East Ruston. Picture: HM Coastguar

Bacton Coastguard were called in after a man fell from a horse at East Ruston. Picture: HM Coastguard Bacton - Credit: Archant

A man was carried half a mile (800 metres) by stretcher after he fell from a horse in a north Norfolk field.

The Bacton Coastguard team and the ambulance service both rushed to help the man following the incident at around 12.30pm on September 5, in the middle of a field in East Ruston.

A spokesman from the Coastguard said: “Team paged at 12.59pm to assist the ambulance service, the casualty had fallen from his horse, and was in the middle of a field at East Ruston.

“On arrival, the team placed the casualty on a stretcher and carried him approximately half a mile to an ambulance.”

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said the man was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment.


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The ambulance service said they were unable to confirm the man’s condition.

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