Surfer breaks back riding big wave
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The moment GB surfer Andrew Cotton wiped-out riding monster wave

A British surfer has broken his back after falling off while riding a huge wave.

Andrew Cotton, from Devon, suffered the wipeout in Nazare, Portugal and was rescued by a team including local lifeguards.

He posted on social media from his hospital bed: "Thanks to everyone who helped this morning

"Everyone was really calm, you guys really saved my back, which unfortunately is broken but definitely could be worse, so thank you."

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  • 09 Nov 2017
  • From the section Devon
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