11-year-old boy rescued off Redcar coast after becoming trapped by the tide (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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11-year-old boy rescued off Redcar coast after becoming trapped by the tide
3:35pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in News
AN 11-year-old boy was rescued by the RNLI after he became trapped by the incoming tide by rocks at Redcar.
The boy, from Redcar, tried to swim to safety after becoming stranded on rocks but was forced to stop half a mile out to sea where he shouted for help.
The Redcar RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 12.28pm today (Sunday, October 6)and quickly located the boy, who was by then knee-deep in water.
He was placed on board the lifeboat where the volunteer crew recognised signs of hypothermia and began first aid on the boy during the journey back to shore.
The boy was taken into the lifeboat station where first aid continued until paramedics arrived.
Dave Cocks from Redcar RNLI said: “Once the young boy realised he was stranded he made an attempt to swim to safety, but he quickly realised that he wasn’t going to get to safety that way.
“He then did exactly the right thing by staying put and shouting and waving his arms in the air to attract attention.”
The boy was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, for precautionary checks.
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