Surfers’ 'horrendous' rip current drama at Booby’s Bay
TWO surfers were rescued by RNLI lifeguards last night after becoming caught in a “horrendous” rip current off Booby’s Bay.
The charity launched its Inshore Rescue Boat from nearby Constantine beach following reports that the pair had begun to struggle.
Lifeguards Vinnie Prescott and Joe Jones sped out to the men, and transported them back to the shore, along with their surfboards.
Leon Bennett, RNLI lifeguard supervisor said: “The whole of the north coast has been enjoying some great surf conditions over the last couple of days. Yesterday it was about 4 to 5 foot at Booby’s, but the rip currents were horrendous and coupled with really strong offshore winds it was hard going.
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“The pair just got caught out by the conditions and found themselves exhausted after trying to paddle against the rips. Thankfully they kept hold of their surf boards and Vinnie and Joe were able to pick them up, one after the other, with their boards and take them back into shore.
“Neither of the surfers, who were local, was injured and both were very thankful for the quick reaction of the RNLI lifeguards.”