RNLI Saltburn lifeguards thanked by casualty after fall

Lifeguards News Release

On Friday 12 August, the lifeguard team at Saltburn assisted in the first aid of 74-year-old woman after she fell at the beach.

RNLI/Derry Salter

Lifeguard Millie Ellicker, the casualty, and Senior Lifeguard Tom Davis

At 2:20pm, the charity’s lifeguards were alerted of a woman who had fallen at Saltburn beach and hit her head.

Lifeguards Millie Ellicker and Matty Sayer with the help of Senior Lifeguard Tom Davis immediately assisted the casualty. The team provided first aid to the casualty’s forehead injury and remained with her, monitoring her condition, until the ambulance arrived.

Days later, the casualty, who has recovered from the fall, visited the lifeguard unit to give her thanks to the lifeguards, bringing them chocolates and cards.

Lifeguard Supervisor Rianna Manson thanked the casualty’s kindness towards the lifeguard team and praised her for visiting a lifeguarded beach: ‘It was brilliant that the casualty visited a lifeguarded beach. As soon as she found herself in trouble, our lifeguard team was on hand to provide help and 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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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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