Friday, 29 June 2012

Rescue Friday 29th June 2012

RESCUE 17.40 – Surfer on hire board caught in rip current near point during outgoing tide. Despite PA warnings and safety signage the surfer was unable to return to shore unaided. Arran paddled to him using a rescue board and was able to assist the surfer and paddle out to deeper water. In the meantime Chris and Gavin launched the surf rescue IRB taking the casualty onboard from Arran. Arran was transferred to a safer area of the beach by the IRB crew and the surfer from London (part of a stag party) was brought back to the safety of the beach.

Duty Lifeguards: Andy Morgan, Rhys Brothers, Arran Bluck

Volunteer Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew: Chris Page (Driver), Gavin Davies (Crew)

Conditions: Overcast – 3-4 foot messy surf

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