Wells-next-the-Sea RNLI lifeguards assist in first aid

Lifeguards News Release

On Saturday 9 July, lifeguards at RNLI Wells-next-the-Sea assisted a young male who had injured himself on the beach at around 4pm.

RNLI/Derry Salter

The beach at Wells-next-the-Sea.

The casualty was doing handstands on the sandy beach at Wells-next-the-Sea when he heard a crack.

Lifeguards were immediately on the scene to provide essential first aid. The male was in severe pain and the team quickly administered first aid before concluding that the casualty had fractured his shoulder.

An ambulance was called, and the casualty was taken to hospital shortly after, where he has recovered.

RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor, Ted Morgan praised his team’s quick response: ‘It was great that the team were able to assist the injured casualty. This wouldn’t have been possible if the casualty had not chosen a lifeguarded beach.

'We advise all beachgoers to choose a lifeguarded beach this summer, because if you find yourself in trouble in and around the water, a member of our team will quickly be on hand to help.’

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 Wells-Next-The-Sea service has been operating since 2001. To learn more about the lifeguarded beach go to: Wells-next-the-Sea Beach - Lifeguarded beaches (rnli.org)

Lead Lifeguard Supervisor Ted Morgan is available for interview.

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