Heroic South Devon lifeguards rescue child

The RNLI has praised two of its heroic lifeguards who rescued a child in Devon. The child was caught in "strong flash rip current" when one of the young lasses dived into the sea at Challaborough.

The youngster was bought to shore by lifeguard Daisy, who treated them along with colleague Zoe while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. The South Devon RNLI praised both lifeguards, sharing: "Senior RNLI lifeguard Daisy immediately entered the water rescuing the child, before safely bringing them ashore.

"After bringing the casualty back to safety, it was clear the child required further medical assessments. Both Zoe and Daisy treated the casualty while awaiting for an ambulance from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, and Bigbury Coastguard Rescue team. The casualty was assessed by a paramedic and was able to be sent home with their parents."

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The statement continued: "Fantastic work from Daisy and Zoe, and great multi agency working with our colleges from the ambulance service and coastguard."

The RNLI is a charity: you can find out more about volunteering or donating to the organization on their website. If you see someone in danger in the sea, call 999 and ask for the coastguard. Or, If there's a lifeguard on duty, inform them of the danger.