Two people on inflatable rings drifted out to sea in Blackpool

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Lytham Coastguard has issued a warning, saying ‘keep inflatables for the pool, not open water.’

 

Upon arrival on shore, the two people were passed into the care of paramedics
Upon arrival on shore, the two people were passed into the care of paramedics

A rescue was launched after two inflatables drifted out to sea in Blackpool.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 7.09pm on Monday (August 30).

It was reported that people on dinghies were drifting out to sea.

Lytham Coastguard attended and discovered that it was two inflatable rings with one person on each.

Fortunately, RNLI Blackpool arrived on scene shortly after and recovered them to shore.

Upon arrival on shore, the two people were passed into the care of paramedics at North West Ambulance Service to be checked over.

The coastguard is now warning people about the dangers of using inflatables in open water.

A spokesperson for Lytham Coastguard said: “We were called out at 19.09 to reports of persons on dinghies drifting out to sea, we quickly arrived on scene and discovered it was two inflatable rings with one person on each, RNLI Blackpool arrived on scene shortly after and recovered them to shore.

“Our volunteers then relocated to the boathouse and assisted with medical care until the arrival of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

“Once they arrived, both casualties were passed into the paramedics care to be checked over.

“Inflatables are NOT for the sea!

“Keep Inflatables for the pool, not open water!”