TV presenter is rescued from sea

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The annual Inter-national Birdman competition held in Worthing, West Sussex was halted yesterday after a TV presenter injured herself and had to be rescued by lifeboat.

Holly Walsh, a presenter on the BBC's children's channel CBBC, was strapped to a spinal board after being rescued from the water by divers. She was taken to hospital with a suspected dislocated shoulder and fractured arm.

Around 10,000 spectators were reported to have attended the second day of the two-day event, where so-called "fun flyers" with names such as "Eddie the Eagle" dress up in elaborate costumes and attempt to "fly" the furthest off the town's pier.