RNLI Tynemouth lifeguards keep it in the family

Lifeguards News Release

Three lifeguards from the same family help patrol the North East’s beaches. Georgina (20), Elliot (22) and Chloe (22) Rogers all work as RNLI lifeguards throughout the summer months.

RNLI/Kate Driver

Chloe, Elliot and Georgina

Elliot Rogers works year round for the RNLI. When not on the beaches, he teaches educational classes and courses on water safety for the charity. In his spare time he is also a scout leader.

Chloe Rogers has just completed a degree in Maths where she received a 1st and Georgina Rogers is currently studying at University.

The siblings have been RNLI lifeguards for a number of years and return to the beaches every summer to help keep the public safe. They work across Tynemouth Longsands and Whitley Bay beaches.

Common incidents the trio deal with are injuries from run away surf boards. More recently, they assisted in a serious rescue of a stand up paddle boarder who was struggling to get back to shore after the wind increased.

Georgina Rogers said: ‘It can be challenging working and living together but that’s part of the fun. When it comes down to it and you have a serious incident or a rescue it’s nice knowing you have the support of your siblings.’


Notes to editors


  • The RNLI is the charity that 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 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.


  • As RNLI lifeguards need to be physically on the beach during the patrolled hours, ready to respond to emergencies and prevent accidents, the RNLI can’t rely on volunteers to provide this cover seven days a week. Local authorities part fund the RNLI’s costs, which helps to meet the cost of lifeguard wages.

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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.

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