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Eleri DaviesPress Officer
Lifeguards News Release
Ceredigion RNLI lifeguards assisted a teenager who had broken his ankle after jumping off rocks at Llangrannog beach last night (Monday 20 August).
RNLI lifeguards were alerted to a teenage boy who had injured his leg and ankle after jumping off the rocks at Llangrannog beach at 5:45pm last night. The charity’s lifeguards rushed over to the location with a trauma bag and spinal board to assist the boy.As the lifeguards arrived on the scene the boy was conscious but it was obvious that the he was in a lot of pain and unable to move his ankle. The first aid trained RNLI lifeguards asses his condition and called for an ambulance. The teenager was given entonox to help towards the pain and carefully placed on a spinal board. RNLI lifeguards carried the casualty up the beach to meet the ambulance where he was assessed further by paramedics and taken to hospital.Elin Jones, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor advises:‘The RNLI ask people to think twice before jumping off any high objects. It can be very dangerous and he was very lucky on this occasion to get away with only a broken ankle – it could have been much worse.’RNLI lifeguards provide a safety cover on Ceredigion’s busiest beaches everyday from 10am-6pm throughout the summer season.RNLI media contactFor more information contact Eleri Davies, RNLI Press Officer on 01745 585162 / 0771 941390 or e-mail Eleri_davies@rnli.org.uk.
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