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Girl rescued after seizure leaves her floating face down out at sea

PUBLISHED: 10:10 12 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:37 12 August 2018

Lowestoft Beach. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Beach. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A girl was saved by lifeguards after a seizure left her floating face down in the sea 50m offshore.

At around 3pm yesterday (August 11) at Lowestoft Beach a girl suffered a seizure while swimming in between the RNLI Lifeguard’s red and yellow flags.

A lifeguard patrolling the shoreline spotted the girl in distress and rushed into the sea.

By the time he reached the girl she was face down in the water – around 50m out to sea.

The lifeguard towed the girl back to shore where his colleague was waiting with first aid equipment.

A third member of the Lowestoft Lifeguard team coordinated with the ambulance – which was at the beach just 10 minutes later.

An RNLI spokesman said: “The teamwork of the Lowestoft Lifeguard team has potentially saved a life today.”

The heroic trio wished the girl a speedy recovery with the spokesman adding: “We are thankful she chose to swim between our red and yellow flags.”

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