CCTV Operators Help Save Kids at Sea
CCTV operators helped in rescuing two children after they drifted out to sea.
12:09 15 August 2022
Thanks to a CCTV operator, two children who drifted at sea were rescued after they found themselves in difficulty while playing on an inflatable at Mablethorpe on August 3.
The CCTV operator raised the alarm when he observed that the children were drifting off to sea while on a black rubber ring and notified emergency services. He noted that the children were approximately 150 metres out from the beach and were struggling to paddle back.
Cllr Steve Kirk, portfolio holder for the Coastal Economy who also has responsibility for Water Safety said: “This could have been a very tragic incident if it was not for the two CCTV operators’ observations, quick reporting and factual updates given to the emergency services during what was a fast-moving live incident. This could have had sad and devastating consequences.
“As well as this incident, the RNLI lifeguards have made other rescues involving inflatables in recent days on our coastline. The message is simple – don’t bring inflatables when visiting our beautiful beaches.