Sunday 17th September 2006
16.00 RESCUE A surfer got caught in the strong rip current and swept around the point. Lifeguards launched the surf rescue IRB. The IRB had to be skilfully driven out through the surf which was particularly large and very powerful. The crew rescued the surfer returned him to the safety of the beach.
Duty Lifeguards: Gemma Lewis and Chris PageIRB Crew: Gemma Lewis (crewperson), Chris Page (coxswain)
Conditions: sunny, light breeze, clean surf 5-6 foot
Tuesday 29th August 2006
19.30 ASSISTANCE Swimmer assisted to safety by the IRB crew who were providing safety cover for Tuesday night junior training. He was caught in the strong rip current near to the point shortly after the tide had hit the rocks.
IRB Crew: Hywel Davies (coxswain), Clive Jones (crewperson)
Conditions: 2-3 foot surf, strong SW wind, overcast
Sunday 27th August 2006
16.30 ASSISTANCE Two surfers got swept onto rocks at Hutchwns point shortly after the tide had turned and started coming in. Assisted from the rocks and to safety by Chris Page.
Duty Lifeguards: Sarah Davies, Gemma Lewis, Chris PageConditions: 2 foot surf, SW wind, sunny spells
Saturday 26th August 2006
11.00 RESCUE Surfer got caught in rip current and swept around point during outgoing tide. Surf Rescue IRB launched and returned the surfer to the beach.
Duty Lifeguards: Sarah Davies, Gemma Lewis, Chris PageIRB Crew: Chris Page (coxswain), Gemma Lewis (crewperson)
Conditions: 2-3 foot surf, moderate SW wind, overcast
Tuesday 22nd August 2006
16.30 MEDIVAC 21 year old boy dislocated shoulder whilst swimming in the sea. Assisted from water by lifeguards and monitored in first aid room until ambulance arrived.
Duty Lifeguards: Gareth Davies, Sarah Davies, Gemma Lewis
Conditions: 2 foot surf, light SW wind, overcast
Sunday 20th August 2006
15.45 ASSISTANCE A 9 year old boy was struggling against the current and in danger of being swept onto rocks. He was assisted from the water to safety by Gemma Lewis.
Duty Lifeguards: Gareth Davies (jnr), Gemma Lewis, Chris PageConditions: 2 foot surf, strong SW wind, sunny spells
Tuesday 2nd August 2006
13.20 RESCUE Despite the warning announcements made by lifeguards a 14 year old girl got into difficulties in the rip current near the point as the tide was going out. She was unable to make it back to shore. Chris Page paddled out on a rescue board and returned her to the safety of the beach.
Duty Lifeguards: Keith Batten, Gemma Lewis, Chris PageConditions: 2 foot surf, SW wind, overcast
Monday 24th July 2006
15.30 RESCUE Whilst the surf rescue IRB was patrolling near the point, the crew spotted a swimmer struggling against the current. The swimmer was a boy aged nine who was caught in the strong rip current that forms near the point. The crew rescued him from the water and returned him to the safety of the beach.
IRB Crew: Chris Page (coxswain), Dan Waterman (crewperson)Duty Lifeguards: Rhys Brothers, Gemma Lewis, Chris Page
Conditions: 3 foot surf, Light SW wind, warm and sunny
Sunday 23rd July 2006
17.20 MEDIVAC Lifeguards were notified of a man in his 40’s who had put his back out on the common area near to the golf club. He was in a lot of pain and unable to move. An ambulance was called to provide pain relief and move the casualty. He was taken to hospital by ambulance.
Duty Lifeguards: Rhys Brothers, Sheree Jones, Gemma Lewis, Chris PageConditions: 3-4 foot surf, 3/4 SW wind, sunny
Saturday 22nd July 2006
14.00 MEDIVAC Lifeguards at the waters edge in the 4x4 patrol vehicle were alerted to a 20 year old man who had dislocated his right shoulder whilst swimming in the sea. Oxygen was administered to the casualty in the vehicle and an ambulance called. The casualty was brought to the lifeguard station where he was monitored and given oxygen therapy whilst awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.
Duty Lifeguards: Rhys Brothers, Sarah Davies, Chris PageConditions: 2-3 foot surf, light breeze, warm and sunny
Monday 17th July 2006
15.45 MEDIVAC Lifeguards were alerted to a 20 year old girl who had sustained injuries to her ankle whilst climbing in the cove. She had jumped approximately 8-10 foot onto a crash mat below, however it was suspected she may have broken her ankle. Gemma Lewis, Chris Page and Rhys Brothers attended the scene and requested an ambulance and assistance from HM coastguard. The casualty was made comfortable and ice applied to her ankle, but due to the difficult terrain of the surrounding rocks it would have been difficult to move the casualty without causing further injury and putting the rescuers in danger. The Ambulance and Coastguard arrived at approximately 16.00. It was decided the easiest and safest method of extraction would be winching by helicopter. The RAF Sea King air sea rescue helicopter ‘Rescue 169’ was dispatched to the scene and arrived at 16.30. It landed on the beach and the winchman prepared the casualty ready for winching. Gemma Lewis remained with the casualty to assist the paramedics and winchman whilst Chris Page kept the public at a safe distance on the beach in the lifeguard 4x4 and Sarah Davies kept the public back from the cliff edges on the top of the common with the assistance of a police officer. Rhys Brothers returned to man the lifeguard station. The helicopter winched the casualty and transferred her to hospital at 16.50.
Duty Lifeguards: Sarah Davies, Gemma Lewis, Chris PageVolunteer Lifeguards: Rhys Brothers
Conditions: flat calm, light breeze, hot and sunny
Sunday 11th June 2006
20.30 RESCUE Off duty lifeguard (Andrew Murphy) who was in the sea surfing, rescued an inexperienced surfer who had lost his board and was in difficulty. The surfer was caught in the strong rip current near the point. Andrew used his own board to support the casualty and swam, towing it behind him. They made it to safety over rocks near Hutchwns Point.
16.00 RESCUE A man who was in the water swimming got into difficulties due to the very strong current. It was suspected by lifeguards that he had been drinking alcohol. Supported by a surfer who attracted the attention of the IRB crew who were patrolling the point. Rescued by the IRB and returned to shore. IRB Crew: Chris Page (coxswain), Clive Jones (crewman)
15.30 RESCUE A body boarder beyond the break got into difficulties when he lost his body board. Rescued from the water by Rhys Brothers who was patrolling the point on a rescue board.
13.30 ASSISTANCE A man was assisted from the water to safety by Andrew Murphy on a rescue board.
Duty Lifeguards: Gareth Davies, Gemma Lewis, Chris Page
Volunteer Lifeguards: Rhys Brothers, Clive Jones, Andrew Murphy
Conditions: 3-4 foot surf, very strong current, light wind, sunny
Sunday 20th May 2006
16.30 ASSISTANCE A kite surfer got caught out by the strong current and swept onto rocks at the point. He was assisted to safety by lifeguards who helped him search for and find his missing kite surfing board.
Duty Lifeguards: Sarah Davies, Chris PageConditions: 1 foot surf, strong SW wind, overcast
Sunday 7th May 2006
14.00 ASSISTANCE A 22 year old man who was in the sea in his canoe was caught out by a large wave and swept onto sharp rocks at the point. He was assisted to safety by Chris Page and treated for minor cuts at the lifeguard station by Sarah Davies.
Duty Lifeguards: Sarah Davies, Chris PageConditions: 3 foot surf, SW breeze, sunny