Skegness RNLI lifeguard rescues brother and sister

Lifeguards News Release

On Friday 20 August, RNLI lifeguard Lois Kemp rescued two children who were out of their depth and struggling in the water.

A young female lifeguard stands in front of the camera in a yellow lifeguard top. Behind her is a sandy beach and the sea.

RNLI/Derry Salter

RNLI lifeguard Lois Kemp

At around 2:15pm, Lois was patrolling the swim zone on Skegness beach when she noticed two children struggling between the red and yellow flags. The brother and sister were trying to hold onto each other to stay afloat in the water.

Lois immediately entered the water with a rescue tube, which she used to support both children. When they were both calmer, Lois returned them safely to shore. Luckily, neither sustained any injuries.

Lead Lifeguard Supervisor Arun Gray congratulated the brother sister duo for choosing a lifeguarded beach: ‘The children sensibly chose to swim at an RNLI lifeguarded beach between the red and yellow flags. They followed our safety advice perfectly and as soon as they found themselves in any trouble, one of our lifeguards was around to help.’

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RNLI Skegness lifeguard service has been operating since 2001. To learn more about the lifeguarded beach go to:

Lead Lifeguard Supervisor Arun Gray is available for interview.

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