RNLI lifeguards rescued a boy who had been dragged away from Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall, in a very strong rip current while bodyboarding.
He was heard screaming for help so lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown paddled out on a rescue board and grabbed the boy, who was exhausted and clearly in a lot of distress. He was brought back to shore safely and reunited with his family.
Chris Wafer, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, gives this advice: ‘If you’re stuck in a rip current do not panic or swim against the current, keep hold of your flotation device and raise your arm to signal for help.’
A press release is available here: http://bit.ly/1rAz7lL