• Short Summary

    A 40-YEAR-OLD LIFEGUARD WAS DROWNED IN ENGLAND TODAY (THURSDAY) TRYING TO RESCUE SWIMMERS WHO HAD GOT INTO DIFFICULTIES.

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    SWIMMERS, INCLUDING A GIRL, BEING BROUGHT ASHORE, OTHERS IN THE SEA, THE HELICOPTER, AND AMBULANCES.




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    Background: A 40-YEAR-OLD LIFEGUARD WAS DROWNED IN ENGLAND TODAY (THURSDAY) TRYING TO RESCUE SWIMMERS WHO HAD GOT INTO DIFFICULTIES. AT ONE TIME, 20 PEOPLE WERE STRUGGLING IN THE WATER. A LIFELINE AND A HELICOPTER WERE USED IN THE RESCUE DRAMA.

    THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AT ROKER, NEAR SUNDERLAND, IN NORTH-EAST ENGLAND. IT WAS ONE OF THE WARMEST DAYS OF THE ENGLISH SUMMER. THE DRAMA BEGAN WHEN FOUR YOUNGSTERS GOT OUT OF THEIR DEPTH.

    OTHER SWIMMERS WENT OUT TO HELP, WITH THE AID OF A LIFELINE. BUT THEY, TOO, FOUND THE DIFFICULT CURRENT TOO MUCH. A LIFEBOAT AND A ROYAL AIR FORCE HELICOPTER WERE CALLED IN. FIVE SWIMMERS WERE RESCUED FROM THE AIR, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE TO SAVE THE LIFEGUARD.

    ELEVEN PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZEYN3UMSYZZIZQP6IWJ1Q91I
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZEYN3UMSYZZIZQP6IWJ1Q91I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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