Several people were rescued in different incidents by RNLI lifeguards at Mablethorpe beach yesterday (Thursday).
At around 4pm the charity’s lifeguards helped an elderly lady who had fallen and inured her hip. One lifeguard stayed with her and administered first aid while they waited for an ambulance to arrive.
While the injured woman was being treated, an 11-year-old girl who was swimming off the beach got caught in a rip current and was being swept out to sea. Lifeguard Callum McGuigan paddled out to the girl on a rescue board to help her.
A 15-year-old girl then got into trouble in the rip and Callum also went to her aid.
As Callum helped the girl, two young men in an inflatable had drifted away from the shore. They jumped out of their inflatable and tried to swim back to the beach, but got caught in the same rip current.
Lifeguard Courtney Fear paddled out to the young men and helped one onto her rescue board.
The other had managed to hold onto some railings on an outfall pipe and Callum, who was still helping the teenage girl, told him to stay there as he paddled the casualty back to the shore.
Callum quickly returned to pick up the young man and take him safely back to the beach.
About 30 minutes later, another man was caught in the rip current and Lifeguard Courtney Fear and Senior Lifeguard Danny Cooper went to help him. Danny helped the man back to shore using a rescue tube.
Once on the beach, he was checked by a paramedic.
Mark Hargreaves, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, said: “The lifeguards did a superb job of handling a sudden rush of incidents. They worked well as a team and managed to help everyone who needed them quickly and efficiently.”