RNLI lifeguards assist in aid of stranded dolphin
RNLI lifeguards helped to assist a stranded dolphin in the Burnham-on-Sea area today (Tuesday 9 August).
Just after midday RNLI lifeguards Scott Temple and Luke Penman were alerted to a stranded dolphin on the beach.
Scott and Luke responded initially and helped keep the dolphin breathing and afloat, before the coastguard and Burnham Area Rescue Boat (BARB) arrived to take over care of the stranded dolphin.
Lifeguards then returned back to their patrols.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.