RNLI lifeguards assist woman with leg injury in Prestatyn
An RNLI lifeguard in Prestatyn assisted a woman with a leg injury on Sunday (23 July).
Lifeguard Jordan Murray was alerted by a member of the public to an injured woman in the Nova Centre café at 11am.
The 20-year-old woman was complaining of pain in her leg and hip and was breathing heavily so Jordan called for coastguard support and an ambulance.
After administering oxygen and continuously monitoring the woman’s condition Jordan passed her over to be taken to hospital for further treatment.
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Matt Jessop said: ‘The member of public did exactly the right thing to alert one of our lifeguards to this incident. All our lifeguards are fully first aid trained and despite this woman not being injured on the beach, Jordan was able to assist in her treatment.
‘Our lifeguard teams providing a daily safety service on both Rhyl and Prestatyn beaches throughout the summer holidays between 10am and 6pm and anyone with any questions about beach safety or anyone in need of assistance should always approach them for help.’
For more information please contact Chris Cousens, RNLI Press Officer, Wales and West, on 07748 265496 or 01745 585162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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