Quick Thinking Rescues Youth from Sea
On 9th July 2018, Lingwood Security Management Guard Jason Ankers showed quick thinking when he helped rescue a youth who had become trapped by the sea.
The incident occurred at Anchorsholme slipway when a group of youths ventured into the sea near to the ongoing engineering despite warnings from our Guard Jason.
Due to tidal movements and a strong breeze one of the youths became trapped on the moorings. Without hesitation Jason contacted the coast guard whilst keeping in constant communication with the young male who was eventually rescued.
This morning (10th July) the young male and his grandmother have returned to thank a Jason for his actions and to apologise for his dangerous behaviour.
Once again, excellent work from our guard Jason which has quite literally saved someone’s life.
Jason Ankers is currently working as a guard on the Anchorsholme Outfall Project. More on that here...
Beach Safety Tips
Source: Blackpool Council
On the beach and along the Promenade
- Beware of incoming tides and sandbanks - they can cut you off
- Always read and obey the warning signs
- Don’t interfere with lifesaving equipment - it is there for your safety
- Please respect our safety chains during high water/hazardous conditions
- Beware of algae/slippery surfaces along the Promenade, sea wall and steps
In the sea
- Remember dinghies and inflatables are not made for the sea and can be blown out to sea – so please don’t use them
- Swim with others
- Don’t swim within 50m of the piers
- Keep within your depth
- Stay within your capabilities
- Check with the Beach Patrol if you are unsure about swimming
- Stay with your children at all times
- Stay with your children in the sea
- Remember children can drown in a few inches of water
- Don’t trust others to look after your children
- Don’t try to retrieve toys/balls that have been blown out to sea or fallen over the sea wall when the tide is in
- If you’ve just eaten
- After drinking alcohol
- If you feel unwell
- In the dark
- If the water is very cold as swimming in cold water is dangerous
If you get into difficulty
Stick your hand in the air and shout for help.
If someone else gets into difficulty
Contact the beach patrol or call 999 and ask for the Coastguard immediately.