RNLI help boy in difficulty on Mablethorpe beach

THE RNLI lifeguards helped a boy who had got into difficulty on Mablethorpe beach yesterday (Tuesday July 17).

The boy was playing on the beach with a group of friends, when he waded into a pool of water that had formed at mid-tide near a concrete outfall pipe in front the RNLI lifeguards’ hut.

At around 1pm, RNLI lifeguard Rosamund Price spotted the boy struggling in the water.

After liaising with senior lifeguard Neil Bryan, she recovered the boy from the pool, supporting his weight under her arm and bringing him safely out of the water.

Following the incident the boy and his friends left the beach.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, Mark Hargreaves said: “We were pleased to be able to assist the boy and that we were there to ensure that he did not get into further difficulty.

“To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit to the seaside we always advise people to swim between the red and yellow flags and to check with lifeguards about tide times and any potential hazards.”