RNLI lifeguard rescues boy, 4, swept out to sea in Tenby

RNLI lifeguard rescues boy, 4, swept out to sea in Tenbyiknow-uk/Flickr


A four-year-old boy was saved by an RNLI lifeguard after a wave swept him out to sea at Tenby Castle Beach, Wales.

The boy was on holiday in the area with his family and was enjoying playing near the water's edge when a huge wave swept him near the rocks on St Catherine's Island.

Adam Pitman, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, told Tenby Today: "RNLI lifeguard Robin spotted the child in trouble and quickly responded to the situation. Even though the boy was swimming between the red and yellow flags it's easy for someone, especially a child, to get out of their depth.

"Before enjoying the beach this Bank Holiday weekend, please keep in mind some essential safety tips: Try and visit a lifeguarded beach and always swim between the red and yellow flags; when arriving on the beach, please approach the lifeguards and ask for tips and advice to help ensure a safe and enjoyable day on the beach."

The news comes just after the body of four-year-old Dylan Cecil was found this week, after he fell into the water from a jetty in Burnham-on-Sea at the weekend while on holiday with his family.

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