Lifeguards Update, 4 August 2014
Monday 4 August 2014
Author: Daniel Cooper
The continued hot weather has seen another busy week for the RNLI lifeguards across East Lindsey.
From 28 July – 3 August the lifeguard team dealt with 10 missing and found persons, 18 minor first aids, 3 major first aids and 2 rescues.
Monday 28 July saw the Skegness lifeguards treat a young man with a suspected fractured wrist. Ella Nicholson and Laura Bradley provided first aid to the boy, who was later advised to go to hospital for further treatment.
Later in the week, the Skegness lifeguards assisted a young girl with a serious head wound. The lifeguards used their casualty care skills to stop the bleeding and gave oxygen therapy until the ambulance arrived.
On Friday 29 July, lifeguards James Dwyer and Richard Pennock responded to 2 drowning swimmers just minutes before leaving Ingoldmells beach. Whilst putting away the red and yellow flags, the team spotted the youngsters being swept out in a rip current on the southern end of the beach. Lifeguard James used a rescue tube to swim one of the casualties to safety, whilst he instructed the other to climb onto the nearby rocks.
Whilst this unfolded, Richard was alerted to a male with a potential spinal injury near the lifeguard unit. The lifeguards immobilised the boy using a spinal board and collar, and alongside Chapel Coastguard, handed over to the Ambulance service.
With the fair weather set to continue, remember to always swim in between the red and yellow flags. Lifeguards will patrol between 10:00 – 18:00 at Skegness, Ingoldmells, Sutton-on-Sea and Mablethorpe until Sunday 7 September.
If you see someone in difficulty, inform a lifeguard, or dial 999.