A 10-year-old boy was caught in a life-threatening rip current in the popular bay of Għajn Tuffieħa only to be saved by a Malta Red Cross lifeguard this morning.
Għajn Tuffieħa is known to be deceptively dangerous. Due to its location, it’s susceptible to fatal undercurrents.
Malta Red Cross Lifeguards Rescue a 10-year-old boy in Ghajn Tuffieha.Earlier this morning, Malta Red Cross lifeguards rescued a 10-year-old boy who was caught in a Rip Current whilst swimming in Ghajn Tuffieha. Thanks to this prompt response and intervention, the youngster was rescued without sustaining any injuries.Malta Red Cross would like to remind all parents and guardians to keep a watchful eye on children whilst they are swimming or playing on the beaches.#MaltaRedCrossLifeguards #KeepSafe #SafetyAwareness
Posted by Malta Red Cross on Thursday, August 19, 2021
Malta Red Cross posted a video of the incident in which they commended the lifeguard for his “prompt response and intervention”.
This incident comes after a national warning of strong winds that instructed individuals not to swim.
The boy didn’t sustain any injuries – and we’re just glad a lifeguard was there to assist.
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