Hastings RNLI crew rescues two swimmers in difficulty near harbour

A lifeboat crew has praised the actions of a group of youths, who spotted that two swimmers were in trouble in Hastings.

Sunday, 5th September 2021, 11:00 am
Updated Sunday, 5th September 2021, 11:02 am

Hastings' inshore lifeboat (ILB) was called out to the harbour at 6.30pm on Friday (September 3)

They had been alerted by a group of youths, who spotted two swimmers 'in difficulty near the harbour arm'.

The RNLI crew was 'quickly on scene' and recovered the swimmers. They were then handed over to paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service.

"The youths in question on the harbour arm did the right things," a spokesperson for Hastings Lifeboat said on social media.

"If you see someone in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard

"If safe to do so and nearby, deploy a life buoy.

"These actions potentially changed the outcome for the swimmers."

The lifeboat crew had been alerted by a group of youths, who spotted two swimmers 'in difficulty near the harbour arm' in Hastings