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Filey RNLI Assists Two Swimmers In Difficulty

Filey RNLI Assists Two Swimmers In Difficulty

Published by Karen Liu at 5:14pm 13th August 2019.

Filey RNLI have assisted two more swimmers this afternoon (Tuesday 13th August) in an area in which they have already assisted nine others this month so far.

Just after 2.20pm, UK Coastguard (Humber) requested the launch of Filey’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) Braund, following reports of a two persons in difficulty in the water at Reighton Gap, some four miles south of Filey.

Within a couple of minutes, the ILB had launched with Neil Cammish, Sam Cross and Sarah Scrivener as crew.

Arriving at the scene, a short time later, the crew discovered that although both the casualties had made the shore, whilst the teenage girl was in reasonably good health, her father, a 40 year old, had ingested a considerable amount of water and required medical attention. 

Along with Coastguard Rescue Units from Filey and Bridlington, oxygen and first aid were administered until the arrival of an ambulance. Both casualties were transferred to Scarborough Hospital.

John Ward, from Filey Lifeboat, said:

“The lifeboat crew along with RNLI Lifeguards and Coastguard Rescue Teams from Filey and Bridlington have been exceptionally busy during the last couple of weeks, especially to incidents such as this.

We urge anyone who visits the seaside to take great care near the sea.

Do not go out of your depth and be careful; sometimes sandbanks make you think all is ok.

If you see a problem at sea always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard”.

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