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Man Seriously Injured in Rehoboth Surf

Three beach visitors were injured in the Rehoboth surf Friday. One of those injured had to be flown to Christiana Hospital because of numbness in his arms and legs.

Man Seriously Injured in Rehoboth Surf

A man in his 50′s was seriously injured Friday while in the surf off Stockley Street in downtown Rehoboth Beach.  He was one of three beach goers injured in the Rehoboth surf who was removed from the beach by an ambulance crew.

When he got injured around 4:35 p.m., lifeguards rushed to his aid.  He had lost feeling in his arms and legs.  They loaded him on the beach patrol Gator, transferred him to a waiting ambulance which took him to the Rehoboth Elementary School for a helicopter flight to Christiana Hospital.

The other two injuries Friday were not as serious.  About five minutes after the incident on Stockley Street, a 14-year-old boy complained of back pain after a surf injury off Pennsylvania Avenue.

Earlier in the day, a 46-year-old man suffered an injury to his left shoulder and rib around 11:10 a.m. at Laurel St.



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Alan Henney

Written by Alan Henney

Alan Henney is a lifelong Rehoboth Beach seasonal visitor although born and raised in Washington, D.C. He worked several years in D.C. TV news and has been writing the “Rehoboth Weekend Update” for more than 15 years. He earned a BA in journalism with honors and an MBA in computer info systems, both from George Washington Univ. He is also a diehard radio geek. If you have a news story or question, please e-mail him at