RNLI lifeguards from Scarborough assist Clacton beach patrol with casualty

Lifeguards News Release

On Wednesday 24 July RNLI lifeguards from Bridlington and Scarborough were taking part in the Swim Safe programme on Clacton beach when a woman broke her femur and dislocated her knee.

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The two RNLI lifeguards Lauren Cook and Cade Dickinson were out of area to patrol the swim safe lessons that were being held on the beach.

The casualty slipped whilst walking down towards the beach and sustained major injuries. Beach patrol and Lauren and Cade assisted with her care before handing her over to the paramedics.

Beach Patrol is a Council run service that operates on Clacton beach in Essex.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor David Brant said: ‘Luckily the casualty had a great team to assist with her injuries. We as the RNLI take pride in working together with other agencies to provide the best outcome, in this case the woman was treated at the scene until paramedics arrived. Both our RNLI lifeguards and the Beach Patrol did a great job and at this time we’d like to reach out to the casualty and wish her a speedy recovery’.

Notes to editors

  • Swim Safe is a free programme that takes place across the Country during the Summer Holidays. Children can learn vital skills on how to stay safe in the water. For more information and to book a place please visit https://swimsafe.org.uk
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