Heroes save four-year-old boy’s life after he was pulled from the sea at Clacton

Clacton sea rescue

Clacton sea rescue - Credit: Archant © 2009

A four-year-old boy was pulled from the sea and resuscitated after getting into difficulty off Clacton beach.

Clacton RNLI’s D-Class lifeboat was called to the beach close to Trafalgar Road following reports three children under the age of 10 had got into trouble.

On arrival the crew found two of the youngsters were safely out of the water, but a four-year-old boy was being given CPR after being pulled from the sea by two members of the public.

“Two of them had already been pulled out of the water and were OK,” said an RNLI spokesman.

“They were taken to the lifeboat station to wait for their parents to collect them.

“The other child was being given CPR.

“The boy came around on the beach as we arrived and was coughing and spluttering. He was put into the recovery position.

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“Helmsman Adrian Rose and crewman Steve Beardsley assisted the ambulance crew in getting the boy to the ambulance and he was rushed to hospital.”

The boy was taken to Colchester Hospital and was later transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in a stable condition.

The incident occurred shortly after 10am on Monday,

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