December 5 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The RNLI battles rip currents through the weekend as more than 20 people are helped to safety on Sunday and Monday.
RNLI lifeguards at Croyde rescued 15 people after they were swept out to sea by a rip current on Sunday.
Lifeguard Archie Willis responded on the Rescue Water Craft (jetski) while his colleagues went in on rescue boards and tubes to bring the casualties in.
“Sunday was probably one the busiest days the RNLI lifeguards have had all season,” said Phil Hill, RNLI lifeguard manager.
“The lifeguards did a great job using all the resources on the beach - we had a couple of rescue boards which acted as floating platforms for the casualties to hold on to while the lifeguards went backwards and forward to bring them safely back to shore.”
On Monday the Croyde lifeguards were back in action, this time James Bunney rescued three people on a rescue board, while his colleagues helped a further five back to shore safely.
* CLICK on the video here to watch James carry out his speedy rescues on Monday.