September 4, 2017 10.56 am This story is over 48 months old

Lifeguard airlifted to hospital after training exercise injury on beach

This happened at the weekend.

Dramatic pictures have captured the moment a volunteer lifeguard was airlifted to hospital after suffering an injury during a training exercise on Mablethorpe beach.

Mablethorpe RNLI contacted the UK Coastguard shortly before 11am on Sunday, September 3, reporting one of their volunteer crew members had been injured.

The coastguard was called to the scene. Photo: Jae Toole

A UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based in Humberside was dispatched to the location, along with paramedics from the East Midlands Ambulance Service and Mablethorpe Coastguard Rescue Team.

The volunteer crew member was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary.

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