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Surfer Rescued From Sea

A surfer has been rescued from the sea in St Ouen's Bay.

RNLI lifeguards spotted a man in difficulty on Friday afternoon.

A wave had snapped the leash on his board.

He was within the lifeguarded area and was quickly brought ashore on a rescue board.

The RNLI says the surfer was exhausted, and that the outcome could easily have been much worse had lifeguards not acted so promptly.

Kris Heron, Senior Lifeguard on duty said, “As soon as we retrieved the surfer to the beach I performed standard casualty care procedures to make sure he didn’t require attendance by ambulance. Luckily, apart from being cold and tired, he responded well so I explained the risk of secondary drowning and advised him to see a doctor. We train regularly for situations like this and we go home happy at the end of the day if we’ve been able to keep the beach safe. We hope to see our surfer out enjoying the waves again very soon.”

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