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Boy heard screaming for help rescued from rip current by lifeguard

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RNLI lifeguards rescued a boy who had been dragged away from Crooklets Beach in Bude, Cornwall, in a very strong rip current while bodyboarding.
He was heard screaming for help so lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown paddled out on a rescue board and grabbed the boy, who was exhausted and clearly in a lot of distress. He was brought back to shore safely and reunited with his family.
Chris Wafer, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, gives this advice: '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 to signal for help.'
A press release is available here: http://bit.ly/1rAz7lL

To keep your children safe this summer enrol them in a free #SwimSafe course at Bude, Boscombe or Sandhaven http://www.swimming.org/go/... Show less
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