lifeguard helps woman during serious asthma attack
RNLI lifeguard on duty in Burnham-On-Sea came to the aid of a
woman suffering a serious asthma attack.
lifeguard team were alerted by a member of the public to a woman
suffering from breathing difficulties.
had been enjoying the warm summer weather when she started having
Dan Sampson, pictured, responded and quickly assessed the casualty,
discovering she was having an asthma attack.
administered an asthma spray and oxygen in an effort to help the
casualty breathe more easily. An ambulance arrived on scene and
Dan assisted the crew before the woman was taken to hospital for
lifeguard supervisor Ross Leighton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our
lifeguards are highly trained in casualty care to deal with a
host of situations such as this. Dan did an excellent job, quickly
assessing the womans medical condition and promptly treating
her before her condition could have deteriorated. It was great
to see Dan putting his extensive training into practice in a pressured
lifeguards at Burnham and Berrow beaches are on duty from 10am
to 6pm every day through the summer holiday period until 7th September.