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6-Year-Old Child Rescued By Skegness Lifeboat

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Skegness Lifeboat Rescues 6-Year-Old Child On Inflatable Swept Out To Sea

The 6-year-old child was pushed out to sea on an inflatable from Chapel St Leonards on Tuesday

The Skegness Lifeboat team sprung into action on Tuesday after a six-year-old child was pushed out to sea on a tiny inflatable.

The young child was on a tiny inflatable when in Chapel St Leonards, north of Skegness when she was pushed out to see. The strong winds of 19 Knots continued to push the young child further out to sea.

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She drifted three-quarters of a mile offshore when the volunteer Skegness lifeboat team who were on a training exercise rescued her.

Lee St Quinton, who led the lifeboat crew, said: “Offshore winds can turn inflatables into dangerous objects at sea, swiftly carrying you away from shore. We strongly discourage their use in the sea.”

“If you notice someone in danger, promptly dial 999 and request the Coastguard.

“The promptness of the public in raising the alarm this time significantly increased the chances of survival for our young casualty,” he said. “We owe this successful rescue to their swift action.”

There have been lots of warning from the Skegness Lifeboat team and other lifeboat teams around the country including Cleethorpes about the dangers of inflatables.

On the 29th of July a boy and his grandad had to be rescued by Skegness RNLI volunteer crew after they were swept out to sea.

 

 

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