Teenager resuscitated after lifeguards rescue three people from Norfolk coast riptide

The beach at Sea Palling. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

The beach at Sea Palling. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

A teenager was resuscitated after they were one of three people rescued after getting caught in a riptide off the Norfolk coast.

It happened at Sea Palling at lunchtime on Saturday, with lifeguards helping to save the lives of the teenager, along with a man and child who had got into difficulties.

HM Coastguard Bacton was paged to go to the beach and posted on Facebook that; 'Three people were rescued by the lifeguards after being caught in a rip current.

'When the team arrived on the beach, a teenager had been given resuscitation and was breathing, a man was having chest pains and struggling to breathe and a child had also taken in sea water.

'One person was taken to hospital, but luckily all will make a full recovery.'

With the rescue coming at the start of what is, for many, the start of the school holidays, the coastguard team added: 'Please be aware of tides, rips and, most importantly, lifeguard flags when visiting the beach. Have a safe summer holiday. In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.'

The rescue came almost exactly two years after a man died after they were caught in strong currents at Sea Palling.

On Saturday, July 23, 2016, four swimmers were caught in a rip current there. A man in his 50s died and another in his 20s was resuscitated.

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Two other people who had managed to get to shore were assessed by paramedics at the scene, but did not need hospital treatment.

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