RNLI Saltburn lifeguards assist in major first aid

Lifeguards News Release

On Tuesday 2 August, the lifeguard team at Saltburn assisted in the first aid of a teenager.

RNLI/Derry Salter

Senior Lifeguard Tom Davis, the casualty, and lifeguard Henry Barker

The RNLI Saltburn lifeguards were patrolling the beach when they became aware of a 13-year-old boy requiring first aid. The casualty had received a cut from his surfboard fin.

The charity’s lifeguards led by Senior Lifeguard Tom Davis cut the casualty’s wetsuit to dress the wound and continued to monitor him as the wound was very deep.

Lifeguards Louise Williams and Henry Barker remained with the young boy and kept him calm before the casualty went to hospital. He remains in a good condition.

Lifeguard Supervisor Rianna Manson praised the boy for visiting a lifeguarded beach: ‘It was great that the casualty chose a lifeguarded beach to surf in. As soon as he found himself in trouble, our lifeguard team were on hand to administer first aid.

Our lifeguards have received brilliant first aid training, which is essential and even lifesaving when waiting for further medical assistance to arrive.’

If you find yourself or anyone else in trouble in and around the water when visiting a lifeguarded beach, please dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.

For more information on how to stay safe this summer, please visit: RNLI Beach Safety – Top Five Tips To Stay Safe By The Sea

Notes to editors

RNLI Saltburn lifeguard service has been operating since 2001. To learn more about the lifeguarded beach go to: Saltburn Beach - Lifeguarded beaches (rnli.org)

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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 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.

Key facts about the RNLI

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 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.

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