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Byline: RNLI beach lifeguards at Lowestoft responded to a medical emergency when a teenage girl suffered from a seizure as she and her friend clung to an inflatable rubber ring out to sea.
Page Content: Lifeguard Owen French was patrolling the red and yellow flagged swim zone at 2.30pm on Tuesday 11 August when he spotted two people waving their arms in the water close to Claremont Pier, Lowestoft.

Owen said: ‘I immediately grabbed a rescue board and paddled towards the two youngsters who were out of their depth. They were holding on to their inflatable rubber ring and one of the girls was having a seizure.

‘I reached the girls and I pulled them in closer to shore with their inflatable while the other lifeguard, Dan Tyler came to meet us at the shore with the responder bag.

‘The casualty was completely unresponsive for three minutes while Dan and I performed first aid and administered Oxygen to the girl.’

Lifeguard Hal Tooley, aged 16, co-ordinated with the emergency services via radio.  An ambulance shortly arrived on the scene and care was taken over by the paramedics.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Liam Fayle-Parr said, ‘Our RNLI beach lifeguards are trained to first response paramedic level and seizures are just one of the many medical emergencies they are able to deal with.

‘As well as having all the equipment they need to perform water rescues and minor first aids, they carry oxygen and defibrillators in their responder bags too.’
RNLI lifeguards will be operating on the beaches at Lowestoft and Southwold from 10am until 6pm every day until September 6.

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RNLI media contact
• 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 beach lifeguards at Lowestoft responded to a medical emergency when a teenage girl suffered from a seizure as she and her friend clung to an inflatable rubber ring out to sea.
Page Content: Lifeguard Owen French was patrolling the red and yellow flagged swim zone at 2.30pm on Tuesday 11 August when he spotted two people waving their arms in the water close to Claremont Pier, Lowestoft.

Owen said: ‘I immediately grabbed a rescue board and paddled towards the two youngsters who were out of their depth. They were holding on to their inflatable rubber ring and one of the girls was having a seizure.

‘I reached the girls and I pulled them in closer to shore with their inflatable while the other lifeguard, Dan Tyler came to meet us at the shore with the responder bag.

‘The casualty was completely unresponsive for three minutes while Dan and I performed first aid and administered Oxygen to the girl.’

Lifeguard Hal Tooley, aged 16, co-ordinated with the emergency services via radio.  An ambulance shortly arrived on the scene and care was taken over by the paramedics.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Liam Fayle-Parr said, ‘Our RNLI beach lifeguards are trained to first response paramedic level and seizures are just one of the many medical emergencies they are able to deal with.

‘As well as having all the equipment they need to perform water rescues and minor first aids, they carry oxygen and defibrillators in their responder bags too.’
RNLI lifeguards will be operating on the beaches at Lowestoft and Southwold from 10am until 6pm every day until September 6.

ENDS

RNLI media contact
• 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