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RNLI lifeguards respond after man injures head in nearby pub

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguards in New Quay came to the aid of a man who suffered a head injury in a pub toilet.

An RNLI lifeguard on New Quay beach


An RNLI lifeguard on New Quay beach

Lifeguard Max Glasser was approached by someone from the nearby pub last week (Tuesday 20 June) after the man fell in the toilets and hit his head, badly cutting it.

After assessing it was safe to leave the beach in the care of his fellow lifeguards, Max took a trauma bag, which carries a range of first aid equipment, to the scene.

The man was using crutches and had slipped, hitting his head on the floor and sustaining a wound.

Max managed to stop the bleeding and bandaged up the man’s head. With support from fellow lifeguard Alex Hart, he administered oxygen to the man and monitored his condition until paramedics arrived to take him to hospital.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Sam Bailey said: ‘This was a serious incident and we hope the man is making a full and speedy recovery.

‘As well as being able to respond to water emergencies, our lifeguards carry a range of first aid equipment and are fully first aid trained. We would always encourage people to come to the lifeguard units on our beaches and ask for help if they see anyone in need of first aid assistance on or near the beach.’

Notes to editors:

The attached picture is a stock image of an RNLI lifeguard on New Quay beach (credit RNLI).

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