Lifeguards in action after incidents in Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea

RNLI LIFEGUARDS were called into action to rescue a couple after their dinghy capsized in the water off Sutton on Sea on Tuesday afternoon.

The couple were sailing around half a mile off the beach at about 12.45pm when the craft turned over.

Mablethorpe Lifeboat Station’s Joan Mary Atlantic 75 was scrambled and they worked with local lifeguards to ensure the couple returned to the beach safely with their dinghy.

And just hours later lifeguards were back in action on Mablethorpe beach.

An eight-year-old girl got into difficulty around 3.15pm after wading into a water pool that had formed mid-tide.

The child couldn’t swim, so senior lifeguard Emma Rawlings recovered her from the water. Thankfully as the girl hadn’t swallowed any water, she was given the all-clear.

Crews were also busy further down the coast at Skegness, finding several missing children and helping a man suffering from chest pains who later went to hospital.

The beaches have been packed to the rafters in recent days thanks to the warm weather, but people are being urged to use caution for their own safety.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Mark Hargreaves said: “It’s great to see the beaches so busy and people enjoying the sunshine.

“To ensure a safe and happy experience at the seaside we would advise all visitors to seek out the lifeguards for information on local conditions and to swim between the red and yellow flags.”