VIDEO | Bodyboarder hurt after dolphin hit

A  bodyboarder has been airlifted to St George Hospital after being injured in a collision with a dolphin near Ulladulla on Monday.

The man, 27, suffered chest and pelvis injuries after the collision near Bawley Point at about 9am.

Inspector Dunlop said as far as he was aware, the dolphin was able to continue on its journey.

NSW Ambulance Duty Operations Manager Wayne Dunlop said the force of the collision tore the man's wetsuit.

“He has come over a wave and as he did so, a dolphin has come through and hit him in the pelvic area,'' Inspector Dunlop said. 

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The man was bodyboarding at a remote location known as Nuggan Point and it took paramedics about an hour to reach the patient who was able to make his way out of the water onto the beach.

He was taken by road ambulance to Milton Ulladulla Hospital where a helicopter was waiting to transfer him to St George Hospital.

Inspector Dunlop said as far as he was aware, the dolphin was able to continue on its journey.

The extent of the patient's injuries are unknown.

In July 2013 a surfer was hit by a whale’s tail at Bondi Beach. 

A man, 27, was injured by a dolphin on Monday. Picture: GLENN ELLARD, MILTON ULLADULLA TIMES

A man, 27, was injured by a dolphin on Monday. Picture: GLENN ELLARD, MILTON ULLADULLA TIMES

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