LIFEGUARDS who were visiting Clacton to run a sea safety course rushed to help the town’s beach patrol after a woman fell and broke her leg and dislocated her knee.

The lifeguards, from Bridlington and Scarborough, joined Clacton Beach Patrol to help the woman on July 24.

The two RNLI lifeguards, Lauren Cook and Cade Dickinson, were in Clacton to help run the Swim Safe lessons that were being held on the beach.

David Brant, RNLI lifeguard supervisor, said the casualty slipped while walking down towards the beach and sustained serious injuries.

Both the beach patrol and the RNLI lifeguards assisted with her care before handing her over to paramedics.

Mr Brant added: “Luckily the casualty had a great team to assist with her injuries.

“We as the RNLI take pride in working together with other agencies to provide the best outcome, in this case the woman was treated at the scene until paramedics arrived.

“Both our RNLI lifeguards and the beach patrol did a great job and at this time we’d like to reach out to the casualty and wish her a speedy recovery.”