A Boy and his grandad were rescued on Saturday after being swept out to sea in Skegness
The RNLI volunteer crew raced into action after a boy and his grandad were swept out to sea on Saturday 29th July 2023.
A man and his grandson found themselves in trouble on 29th July when they were swept out to sea. The pair who were out paddle boarding found themselves some distance from the shore which led to immediate action from Skegness RNLI volunteer crew.
At around 12.30pm the RNLI crew received a report that two people were in trouble and were struggling to get back to shore due to the offshore breeze drifting them further away from the shore.
The RNLI volunteer crew used their inshore lifeboat to reach the pair and bring them back to safety.
Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Station Helm Martin Stokes emphasised the importance of swift action in such scenarios. He said: “If you are in trouble or see someone else in danger, don’t hesitate to raise the alarm.
“It’s also crucial to remember not to use inflatables, especially in an offshore breeze. The sea is unpredictable and can quickly turn a fun day into a potentially dangerous situation.”
Another incident happened involving two paddleboarders happened at Vickers Point in Ingoldmells at 2.43pm. The RNLI volunteers were at the scene within eight minutes of the alarm being raised.
Holidaymakers are being warned about the dangers of putting inflatables in the water due to the strong current of the waters.
With the hard work the RNLI do in saving lives, this weekend has shown the importance why more people should support the RNL and provide donations.