Injured kitesurfer aided by BASICS Hampshire doctor


At Hillhead on the south coast, a kitesurfer was lifted into the air by a gust of wind which tore him across the beach road over cars and other objects before he crashed into a fence. The 39 year old man was in extreme pain from a compound leg fracture and lacerations. BASICS Hampshire doctor Phil Hyde was able to give him advanced pain relief and treat him before he was airlifted to Southampton General. The kitesurfer is now recovering well after an operation – and after a further visit from Dr Hyde!