10:29am Wednesday 3rd April 2013
By Greg Fountain
Lifeguards in West Cornwall dealt with their first major incident on the second day of the season this year when a man collapsed in a Sennen café.
The alarm was raised at 4.50pm on Saturday when the RNLI lifeguards were called to the beach café, to reports of a man in his late twenties who had collapsed.
Lifeguard supervisor James Uren and his colleague James Taylor assessed the casualty and gave him oxygen until an ambulance rapid response car arrived with a paramedic.
The medic confirmed that the casualty needed to be taken to hospital.
Bert Wright and Jack Hoare, two further members of the RNLI team, continued their patrols during the incident.
James said: "The lifeguards all acted very swiftly when the alarm was raised and managed to deal with the incident in the café while ensuring the beach and surf were constantly patrolled and monitored.
"They worked professionally with the paramedics and the public and I’m proud we were able to put our training to such good use early in the season."
At the last report, the casualty's condition was unknown.
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