RNLI lifeguards offer assistance to casualty in the sea at Whitmore Bay

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguards at Whitmore Bay sprang into action after a woman was spotted in difficulty in the water on Sunday afternoon after falling unconscious.

RNLI/Wendy Lorimer

RNLI lifeguards patrolling the beaches

RNLI lifeguard Ethan Wall went into the water to offer assistance and provide casualty care along with the other lifeguards on duty.

The incident happened in between the red and yellow flags which meant she was quickly spotted by RNLI lifeguards.

RNLI lifeguard supervisor, Matt Childs, said:

‘If possible, visit a lifeguarded beach and if entering the water always stay between the red and yellow flags - this is the area that’s carefully monitored by the RNLI lifeguards throughout the day.’

The coastguard were also present to aid the casualty as well as the ambulance service.

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