Mablethorpe RNLI give life saving treatment to swimmer after getting into trouble in the water

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Mablethorpe RNLI crew were quickly on scene to provide life saving treatment to a swimmer who came into difficulty in the water on Sunday evening (July 28) at around 8.30pm.

The Humber Coastguard had paged the local RNLI crew to assist in the rescue.

The inshore lifeboat, William Hadley launched to help the person who was approximately half a mile to the north of the station, on the beach.

When the crew arrived on scene, the casualty was hypothermic and dazed due to having a seizure, the RNLI crew slowly warmed the casualty and assisted with oxygen.

The local LIVES first responder, Coastguard and a single paramedic arrived after a short while.

RAF rescue helicopter 128 was tasked to evacuate the casualty to the hospital only a short flight away, Local Coastguards made the landing area safe by laying down orange smoke flares to assist the helicopter in landing safely.

Mablethorpe RNLI was released back to the station at 10pm to be washed down and prepared for the next service.

Helmsman Rob Marshall praised the professionalism due to the high standard of training that the RNLI crews regularly undertake and he praised all the other agencies involved.

Local man Bobby from the Snack Shack was thanked for his quick response for pulling the person to safety.