blank
Connect with us

Port Talbot

Lifeguards save cyclist’s life after he collapsed at Aberavon Seafront

Published

on

RNLI lifeguards rushed to the aid of a cyclist who collapsed on Aberavon seafront over the weekend.

The man, who was unconscious and not breathing, collapsed at around 4.45pm on Saturday (20 August).

Advertisement

RNLI report that lifeguards Joseph Morris, Ethan Lee and Sophie Phillips rushed to the aid of the man with a trauma kit, with Joseph performing CPR assisted by a nearby off-duty paramedic.

On arrival of an ambulance, paramedics managed to detect a pulse and took the man to hospital. During a debrief, the paramedics told the lifeguards that their quick response and effective CPR helped save the man’s life.

Clive Morris the Lifeboat Operations Manager (LOM) for Port Talbot lifeboat station said: “Can I just say what a fantastic achievement by all involved with this incident at Aberavon Beach.

“On Sunday, we had several messages from the casualty’s family. They are thanking everyone involved with the incident.

“The attending lifeguard team are a credit to the RNLI. Each and every lifeguard involved was calm and totally professional throughout the incident. They provided exceptional care for the casualty, affording him every chance of survival.

Advertisement

“It’s true what they say. Early Access, Early Defibrillation, Exceptional Quality CPR along with Early Advanced Care can truly save someone’s life.”

The brother and nephew of the casualty (pictured top) visited the lifeguards at Aberavon to pay their thanks.

Lead image: (From left to right) Nephew of casualty, Brother of casualty, Joseph Morris – first year lifeguard and first on scene, Sophie Phillips – Senior Lifeguard that day. (Image: RNLI)

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2022 Swansea Bay News