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NEWHAVEN LIFEBOATS TREATS INJURED CHILD AT SEAFORD BEACH

August 5 2013.


Newhaven's Severn Class lifeboat 'RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland' was on a training exercise near Seaford beach yesterdaywhen a member of the public alerted the lifeboats inflatable Y boat that a child had been injured on the beach.


The 12 year old child had suffered a deep cut to his foot after stepping on a broken beer bottle on the beach. The lifeboat crew dressed the wound and the young casualty was transferred to the main lifeboat.

On returning to the lifeboat station a first responder and paramedic were on hand to assist the casualty who was taken to Lewes hospital to treat the deep wound.

Coxswain, Paul Legendre, explained: "We would always advise members of the public to take their empty bottles home as they can be quite dangerous, especially to young children playing on the beach."