A CHILD was rescued after getting into difficulty off the coast at Sutton on Sea on Monday.
The RNLI lifeguards sprang into action at 2.15pm when a child fell into the sea after running fown a deep sandbank on the beach.
RNLI lifeguard Ross Noble ran to the scene to assist the child along with a member of the public who had managed to pluck the three-year-old from the water.
Ross and fellow lifeguard Hannah Cobble medically assessed the semi-conscious casualty, after which the air ambulance was called out.
The lifeguards managed to keep the child in a stable condition, and were assisted at the scene by LIVES First Responders.
After the coastguard cleared the area to enable the air ambulance to land, the youngster was taken to hospital for further treatment. An ambulance also attended the scene.
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Mark Hargreaves said: “Owing to the strong team effort demonstrated by all the units involved in the rescue, thankfully the little boy is expected to make a full recovery.”