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RNLI lifeguards called to help unconscious child

Lifeguards News Release

Lifeguards were called to help a one year old child who fell unconscious on Mablethorpe beach.

The young boy was on a family day out on Bank Holiday Monday with his mum when he fell unconscious.

RNLI senior beach lifeguards Tom Roberts and Neil Bryan were on patrol when they got a call at 5pm from a member of the public asking them to go to the child’s aid.

Lifeguard supervisor Arun Gray, said: "Our lifeguards are highly trained in casualty care and act as first responders for the ambulance service. That means if there is a medical emergency on or near to the beach, we’ll get the call to go and help because we are often the closest by.

"On this occasion Jenson had fallen unconscious so our lifeguards raced over with their medical bag and carried out an assessment. He had regained consciousness when our lifeguards arrived so they administered oxygen before handing him into the care of the ambulance service.

"We’re so glad that Jenson’s made such a quick recovery."

Nicole Manderson, Jenson’s mum, said:

“I just keep thinking what if the lifeguards hadn’t turned up, I don’t know what would of happened. It was awful to see my son like that and we’re very grateful for what they did for us all but most importantly Jenson.”

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