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Swimmer dies after group caught in riptide in Norfolk


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Geograph: Paul Buckingham

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A Bunch of swimmers received into bother at Sea Palling, on the Norfolk coast

A Man has died and every other is said to be in a serious situation after A Gaggle of swimmers acquired caught up in a riptide in Norfolk.

The Lads have been pulled unconscious from the water at Sea Palling, close to Nice Yarmouth, rapidly prior to midday.

A Fifty Four-yr-previous man died whereas a 26-yr-old man was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Clinic.

Participants of the general public pulled them out of the ocean, the RNLI stated.

The East of England Ambulance Carrier said paramedics handled two men, “each in cardiac arrest”.

A spokesman said: “Alas A Man, believed to be in his 50s, died on the scene.”

‘Not respiratory’

A coastguard spokeswoman mentioned: “Reasonably a variety of individuals went into the water to lend a hand. There Were two folks that needed clinical attention.”

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The RNLI said lifeguards had been helped through Individuals of the general public

Four men obtained into difficulties about 800m faraway from the lifeguarded house, the RNLI mentioned.

Jack Hood, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, stated: “It seems these 4 men bought into misery In The water because of one of the most infamous rips that may occur off this coast.

“One Among our lifeguards straight away started CPR on the 54-yr-previous, assisted via a member of the public who declared he was a medic. In The Meantime, a member of the general public who had experience of first help was giving CPR to the 26-year-old, so our lifeguard moved her center of attention to take over his treatment.

“In The intervening time, our different lifeguard had rushed to acquire oxygen and a defibrillator from the RNLI’s seashore lifeguard unit. Even As the 26-year-previous used to be respiration when she again with the equipment, the 54-year-old was once No Longer.”

Three land ambulances, two air ambulances, the Humber Coastguard rescue helicopter and three local coastguard groups have been known as to the beach along with two RNLI inshore lifeboats.



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