Take your bottles home, says Lifeboat

Newhaven Lifeboat
Newhaven Lifeboat

The public are being urged to take bottles home after a child received a deep cut to his foot on Seaford Beach.

Newhaven Lifeboat was on a training exercise when a member of the public alerted crew on Sunday August 4.

The 12-year-old child stepped on a broken beer bottle and the lifeboat crew dressed the wound.

After returning to the lifeboat station, a first responder and paramedic were on hand to help the patient who was taken to Lewes Hospital.

Coxswain Paul Legendre said: “We would always advise members of the public to take their empty bottles home as they can be quite dangerous, especially to young children playing on the beach.”