Busy weekend for RNLI South Pembrokeshire Lifeguards despite weather

Lifeguards News Release

It was a busy weekend for the South Pembrokeshire Lifeguards, with a rescue from a cave and a first aid incident.

RNLI/Nigel Millard

Two lifeguards walking towards a red and yellow flag on a beach in Pembrokeshire.

The RNLI Lifeguards had started their full time cover this weekend when, on Saturday, Lifeguards Harrison Sharma, Kezia Tooby and Emily Baker were called to assist two people stranded in a cave on Tenby Castle beach at 5:30pm. The casualties were found in caves on St Catherines Island, Tenby. They then returned them to shore one by one by the lifeguards, before being checked over. No one was injured and they were relived and grateful for the service.

On Sun 17 Lifeguards George Stottor, Liam Fitz-Patrick Smith and Ellie Wainwright were involved in First Aid Incident on Saundersfoot Beach at 5;50pm. An elderly lady had fallen on the beach in front of the lifeguard unit. Liam was first on scene and carried out checks and provided comfort. George arrived on scene and helped Liam. The lady required basic first aid and was kept stationary due to a previous fractured pelvis injury. Ambulance crew arrived on scene and casualty was transferred to hospital.

Ollie Davies-Scourfield South Pembrokeshire Lifeguards Supervisor said 'This was the first weekend of full service in South Pembrokeshire and considering the weather were a busy few days. We always recommend that if you are heading to the beach this summer please go to a lifeguarded beach. These incidents highlight this case'.

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