Rescues: 3 Assistance: 13 First Aids: 105 Lost Children: 29
ASSISTANCE At approx 18.00 the RWC (rescue jet ski) assisted a surfer in his thirties from the point to a safer area of the beach. The surfer was caught in a rip current which forms in this area of the beach. The RWC was taking part in surf training at the time.
RWC Driver: Chris PageConditions: Warm and Sunny, clean 3-4 foot surf, incoming tide
Saturday 29th August 2009
RESCUE x 2 Two bodyboarders in their twenties got into difficulties near the point on the outgoing tide at approximately 16.45. Lifeguards Sarah Davies and Rhys Brothers both swam to the casualties with rescue tubes and brought them back to shore.
Duty Lifeguards: Rhys Brothers, Gavin Davies, Sarah DaviesConditions: Cloudy, occasional showers, 2 foot surf
Wednesday 19th August 2009
MEDIVAC 53 year old collapsed on beach feeling dizzy, faint and with blurred vision. Oxygen therapy administered and casualty was transported from beach in lifeguard 4x4. Casualty monitored by lifeguards whilst awaiting ambulance. We were later advised that the man had suffered a stroke.
Duty Lifeguards: Chris Bluck, Gareth Davies Jnr, Sarah DaviesConditions: Sunny Spells
Saturday 1st August 2009
ASSISTANCE x 5: A very strong current meant the RWC (rescue jet ski) was deployed to patrol the point area throughout the afternoon. 5 novice surfers were assisted to safety by the RWC. The first surfer was assisted by GD at 14.00. Two surfers struggling against the current were picked up by the RWC at 14.30 by CP. At around 17.15 a further two surfers were picked up by GD on the RWC. All surfers were at risk of being swept around the point and smashed onto sharp rocks.
Duty Lifeguards: Gareth Davies Snr, Chris Page, Dan WatermanConditions: Sunny Spells, 3-4 foot surf
Thursday 30th July 2009
12.00 RESCUE: 8 year old boy struggling against a very strong current and unable to make it ashore. Lifeguards monitoring the water from the lifeguard station alerted Gareth Davies Jnr who swam out to the boy and brought him back to the safety of the beach.
Duty Lifeguards: Gareth Davies Snr, Gareth Davies Jnr, Sarah DaviesConditions: Sunny spells, 1-2 foot messy surf
Saturday 18th July 2009
16.00 ASSISTANCE: 9 year old boy on body board in danger of getting swept onto rocks at the point. Gavin Davies assisted the boy to safety using rescue tube.
17.00 ASSISTANCE x 2: 10 year old boy was assisted to safety by Chris Page using rescue tube as he was struggling against the current and in danger of getting swept onto the point. Immediately after this Chris Page re-entered the water on a rescue board to assist a 17 year old girl who was also in danger of getting swept onto the point.
Duty Lifeguards: Chris Page, Sarah Davies, Gavin DaviesConditions: Sunny Spells, 1-2 foot messy surf
Tuesday 30th June 2009
14.00 MEDIVAC: An elderly lady was suffering breathing difficulties on the lower part of the slipway. Oxygen therapy was administered by Sarah Davies and an ambulance was called. Sarah Davies monitored the casualty until a fast response paramedic arrived to look after the casualty at approx 14.06. An ambulance arrived on scene shortly after and the casualty was transported to hospital.
Duty Lifeguards: Sarah Davies, Gareth Davies Jnr., Rhys BrothersConditions: Very warm, Sunny Spells
Monday 29th June 2009
17.55 FIRST AID: A man in his thirties suffered a suspected broken ankle after jumping approximately 6 foot from rocks onto the sand below in front of the lifeguard station. The man was given oxygen therapy and ice was applied to the affected area. The man was assisted from the beach in the lifeguard 4x4 to a friends car who transported him to hospital.
Duty Lifeguards: Sarah Davies, Gareth Davies Jnr., Rhys BrothersVoluntary Lifeguards Involved: Chris Page
Conditions: Hot and Sunny
Saturday 30th May 2009
14.30 ASSISTANCE: The Rescue Water Craft (surf rescue jet ski) was undertaking some training on the falling tide when lifeguards at base contacted it to alert it to some surfers struggling against the rip current near the point. The RWC assisted two surfers by taking them further across the bay to a safer area.
RWC Driver: Gareth DaviesDuty Lifeguards: Gareth Davies, Chris Page, Gareth Davies Jnr
Conditions: 2-3 foot surf, outgoing tide, sunny
Sunday 15th March 2009
11.00 ASSISTANCE: The Rescue Water Craft (surf rescue jet ski) was in the water performing some pre season training. Shortly after launching two surfers were spotted by the RWC driver struggling against the rip current at the point. The RWC assisted one surfer back to shore and then returned to assist the second surfer.
RWC Driver: Chris PageConditions: 2-3 foot surf, outgoing tide, sunny