A YOUNG lifeguard from Bournemouth has reached the finals of the largest youth volunteering awards in the country.

John Humphreys, 25, who volunteers at the Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps, has been named as one of just three finalists in his category for the vInspired National Awards.

In association with RBS Early Careers, the annual vInspired National Awards celebrate the achievements and dedication of young volunteers and youth workers.

John, pictured, was selected from hundreds of nominations across the country to be named as a finalist in the Bringing Communities Together category.