RNLI lifeguard rescues 9-year-old boy drifting out to sea on inflatable dolphin
An RNLI lifeguard rescued a young boy who was out of his depth and steadily drifting further away from the shore on his inflatable toy yesterday (Tuesday 26 July) afternoon at 2pm at Joss Bay, Kent.
Notes to editors:
Below is a full list of beaches in Thanet and Swale which will be patrolled by RNLI lifeguards this summer:
Isle of Sheppey:
Leysdown on sea
Margate main sands
Broadstairs (Viking Bay)
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.