Man airlifted after Weymouth swimming accident
- 30 July 2013
- From the section Dorset
An 18-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital with suspected spinal injuries following an accident in the sea off Dorset.
Portland Coastguard officers were alerted by paramedics to a man injured in the water at Weymouth on Monday.
It is believed he hit a sandbank head-on while diving under an advancing wave while swimming at about 20:00 BST.
He was taken by coastguard helicopter to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.