RNLI lifeguard season in East Yorkshire comes to an end

Lifeguards News Release

On September 4, the lifeguard service at the beaches across East Yorkshire came to an end as the RNLI lifeguard season finished.

RNLI/Derry Salter

RNLI lifeguarded beach

The RNLI lifeguard service at Bridlington North, Bridlington South, Hornsea and Withernsea has come to an end as the summer season closes.

The area has seen multiple rescues from the lifeguard team as well as essential first aids.

A notable moment of the season was by Senior Lifeguard Ava Friar who assisted a 3-year-old at Bridlington South beach on 16 July. Ava provided essential first aid whilst the child was having a seizure, giving the casualty oxygen until the paramedics arrived. The charity’s lifeguard’s work saw the child quickly recover.

Lifeguard Supervisor Rianna Manson congratulated the East Yorkshire team’s efforts: ‘The RNLI lifeguard team across East Yorkshire worked very hard this summer. It’s brilliant that so many beachgoers chose to visit a lifeguarded beach this summer and followed our safety advice.’

The charity advises that should people wish to visit a beach during the offseason to continue following their Float to Live advice. If you find yourself in trouble in the water:

· Fight your instinct to thrash around

· Lean back, extend your arms and legs

· If you need to, gently move your arms and legs to float

· Float until you can control your breathing

· Only then call for help or swim to safety

If you decide to visit a beach throughout the offseason, ensure you carry a mobile in case you find yourself in trouble. Call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard if you find yourself in difficulty in and around the water.

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

RNLI media contacts

For more information, please contact Derry Salter, RNLI Media Engagement Placement on: 07890 402106 or email: [email protected]

Or, the RNLI Press Office available 24/7 on: 01202 336789 or email: [email protected]

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.

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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