It has been a busy afternoon for emergency services following the collapse of a man on North Beach, Bridlington.
A spokesman for Humber Coastguard released the following statement “At around 4.10pm today (2 August) HM Coastguard received a request for assistance from RNLI Bridlington North Beach Lifeguards, who were helping a man who had collapsed on the beach in Bridlington.
He added: “A Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopter was on route, so Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team was sent to assist at the helicopter landing site.”
The man’s condition was serious and he was not breathing so the RNLI beach lifeguard performed CPR, through which they were able to successfully get him breathing again.
On their arrival the Yorkshire Ambulance service then transferred the man from the scene to the helicopter, which then flew him to hospital for onward care.
Jordan Grebby, Senior Maritime Operations Officer at Humber Coastguard, said ‘This was obviously a really challenging incident for the lifeguards to deal with and we’re hugely grateful for their efforts in providing vital CPR to the man. We are also extremely grateful for all the other partners involved, including Yorkshire Ambulance and Air Ambulance Service, Humberside Police and our own Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team.
Our thoughts are with the man and his family and we wish him all the best for a swift recovery.’