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Child injured sandboarding at Holywell Bay

By EGaskarth  |  Posted: December 02, 2012

Coastguards and ambulance crews rescued a 12-year-old girl yesterday who was injured sandboarding down dunes at Holywell Bay.

Falmouth Coastguard received a call from ambulance control at around 5.20pm on Saturday asking for assistance getting the child over the difficult terrain. 

A spokesman said: "Newquay Coastguard went to the scene and helped to carry the girl on a stretcher across the sand dunes to a waiting ambulance. She was taken to Treliske Hospital.

"She is understood to have been sandboarding when she was injured."

The high speed extreme sport  - like snowboarding on sand dunes - is said to be growing in popularity because it is available year round. 

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