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Young Body Boarder Saved By RNLI

Date
22/07/2014
What Happened
Person tired/overwhelmed by water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
N/A
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
N/A
Injury Details
N/A
Outcome
Near miss
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A young buy in Bude, Cornwall had the RNLI for saving him after he had been battered by strong currents whilst body boarding.

In fact, the young boy was among half a dozen people who had been saved by the RNLI on the same day during rip currents.

Chris Wafer, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, said: "If you're stuck in a rip current do not panic or swim against the current, keep hold of your flotation device and raise your arm and signal for help.

"If you see somebody in trouble call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

"Rip currents can be very dangerous so it's best to swim or bodyboard between the red and yellow flags on an RNLI lifeguarded beach."
Supporting Information
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/flag-debate-plea-drowning-065354200.html#3rOrtEo

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