Yorkshire news Boy, 10, dragged out to sea by rip current in Yorkshire rescued MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The 10-year-old was rescued by an RNLI boat after nearly one hour in water off Scarborough coast
Breaking News ! A boy was rescued after being pulled 300 metres out to sea by rip currents. The 10-year-old was picked up by an RNLI boat after almost an hour in Scarborough South Bay yesterday evening. The boy was seen being dragged underwater at the popular seaside spot as he became caught in the strong currents. He was rescued after being pulled a quarter of a mile along the coast, Scarborough & Burniston Coastguard Rescue Team said. The youngster survived by following the RNLI's 'float to live' advice. A spokesperson for Scarborough & Burniston Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Scarborough Coastguard Rescue Team, Coastguard Helicopter 912, Scarborough RNLI Lifeboat and Scarborough Police responded to a 10-year-boy who had last been seen to go under the water at Scarborough South Bay as he was dragged out by a rip current... Read More Related Articles Search launched as fears grow for missing girls in Bradford Read More Related Articles Tell us what makes you proud to be from Yorkshire and win a £150 Lottie Shaw's hamper "At the start of the search, the RNLI Inshore Lifeboat spotted the child and pulled him from the water. "The boy had been in the water for nearly an hour. He helped us save his life by following the advice ‘float to live’.
. Remember float to live." Float to live Cold water shock – the body's reaction to sudden immersion in water below 15°C – can be counterproductive and lead to drowning. Your instinct is to thrash around and gasp for air. If your head goes underwater your lungs can fill with water and cause you to drown. If you find yourself in deep water, fight your instinct to thrash around or swim hard.
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Instead lean back, extend your arms and legs and move them gently to stay afloat. Float until you can control your breathing and the cold water shock has passed.
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