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Byline: RNLI lifeguards on Cromer East beach rescued four teens from a sweeping current just two hours after an 11-year-old-girl slipped on seaweed and suffered from a suspected broken leg.
Page Content: Lifeguard James Buckland was patrolling the shoreline when he noticed four swimmers drifting towards Cromer pier at 4.30pm on Thursday 6 July. A member of the public was heard to shout for a lifeguard as James and fellow lifeguard Angus MacPhail immediately sprang into action.

The lifeguards dashed into the water at speed on their rescue boards and reached the struggling swimmers within seconds. The panicked and tired teens were paddled to safety with no injuries.

Jo Thompson, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor said: ‘The water can quickly take you out of your depth without you realising, so it is important to stay within the clearly marked areas between the red and yellow flags set out by our lifeguards.’

Earlier in the day at 2.30pm, RNLI lifeguard Adam Brayne was alerted by a member of the public that a young girl had slipped and was screaming for help underneath Cromer pier.

Adam, 23, ran to the aid of the young girl who was lying in an awkward position on the seaweed covered pathway beneath the pier. Off duty lifeguard Emma Griffin was passing by and assisted Adam by strapping the girl’s legs together to reduce the pain.

Paul Wattling, Mechanic at Cromer lifeboat station, was radioed to deliver Entonox to the casualty to further reduce the pain she was experiencing and an ambulance was called. The 11-year-old-girl was then transferred onto a stretcher by paramedics and taken to hospital.

Jo continued: ‘A family day out on the beach may not always go to plan, but luckily we have a team of highly skilled lifeguards who are trained and prepared to deal with a variety of incidents just like the ones we had today.’

An RNLI lifeguard service will continue to operate daily on the following beaches in Norfolk from 10am until 6pm until September 6; Cromer, Sheringham, Sheringham, East Runton, Mundesley, Sea Palling, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Wells.

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Media contacts
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk 
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789         

Byline: RNLI lifeguards on Cromer East beach rescued four teens from a sweeping current just two hours after an 11-year-old-girl slipped on seaweed and suffered from a suspected broken leg.
Page Content: Lifeguard James Buckland was patrolling the shoreline when he noticed four swimmers drifting towards Cromer pier at 4.30pm on Thursday 6 July. A member of the public was heard to shout for a lifeguard as James and fellow lifeguard Angus MacPhail immediately sprang into action.

The lifeguards dashed into the water at speed on their rescue boards and reached the struggling swimmers within seconds. The panicked and tired teens were paddled to safety with no injuries.

Jo Thompson, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor said: ‘The water can quickly take you out of your depth without you realising, so it is important to stay within the clearly marked areas between the red and yellow flags set out by our lifeguards.’

Earlier in the day at 2.30pm, RNLI lifeguard Adam Brayne was alerted by a member of the public that a young girl had slipped and was screaming for help underneath Cromer pier.

Adam, 23, ran to the aid of the young girl who was lying in an awkward position on the seaweed covered pathway beneath the pier. Off duty lifeguard Emma Griffin was passing by and assisted Adam by strapping the girl’s legs together to reduce the pain.

Paul Wattling, Mechanic at Cromer lifeboat station, was radioed to deliver Entonox to the casualty to further reduce the pain she was experiencing and an ambulance was called. The 11-year-old-girl was then transferred onto a stretcher by paramedics and taken to hospital.

Jo continued: ‘A family day out on the beach may not always go to plan, but luckily we have a team of highly skilled lifeguards who are trained and prepared to deal with a variety of incidents just like the ones we had today.’

An RNLI lifeguard service will continue to operate daily on the following beaches in Norfolk from 10am until 6pm until September 6; Cromer, Sheringham, Sheringham, East Runton, Mundesley, Sea Palling, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Wells.

ENDS

Media contacts
• James Oxley RNLI Public Relations Manager (London/East/South East)
0207 6207425 / 07786 668825 / james_oxley@rnli.org.uk 
• Sophie Coller-Nielsen RNLI Press Officer (London/East/South East)
0207 6207426 / 07785 296252 / sophie_coller-nielsen@rnli.org.uk
• For enquiries outside normal business hours, contact the RNLI duty press officer on 01202 336789