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Lifeguards struggle to stand up in dramatic waves as they rush into the sea to save boy

Terrifying moment heroic Italian lifeguards battle to rescue boy, 11, being washed away by ferocious waves that are strong enough to drag them under

  • Boy, 11,  got caught in the backwash of ferocious waves in Palmi, Italy on Monday 
  • He became trapped and needed the help of two lifeguards who dived in the sea
  • Terrifying footage shows rescuers desperately trying to reach the youngster 

A team of lifeguards saved a child who was caught in ferocious waves in Italy on Monday.

The boy, who is believed to have been swimming in the sea, got caught in the backwash the incoming tide at the Lido Ulivarella beach in Palmi, Italy, dramatic footage shows. 

Despite the beach being almost empty due to rough seas, a boy -thought to be 11-years-old – had ventured into the waves.

The boy, who is believed to have been swimming in the sea, got caught in the backwash the incoming tide at the Lido Ulivarella beach in Palmi, Italy,

Despite the beach being almost empty due to rough seas, a boy - who is believed to be 11-years-old - had ventured into the waves.

Despite the beach being almost empty due to rough seas, a boy – who is believed to be 11-years-old – had ventured into the waves.

He became trapped and needed the help of two lifeguards.

Fellow beach goers then used a rope to drag him out of the waves. 

The lifeguard tried desperately to keep hold of the boy, but kept falling over in the waves.

Student Flavio Logiudice filmed the dramatic scene taking place.   

The lifeguard tried desperately to keep hold of the boy, but kept falling over in the waves

The lifeguard tried desperately to keep hold of the boy, but kept falling over in the waves

He became trapped and needed the help of two lifeguards. Fellow beach goers then used a rope to drag him out of the waves

He became trapped and needed the help of two lifeguards. Fellow beach goers then used a rope to drag him out of the waves

Flavio, 20, said: ‘The kid was uninjured, but he was scared and the waves had stripped him of his swimming kit.

‘I don’t know who the kid was.

‘There have been other similar events here when people swam during rough seas, however the lifeguards have always done a great job to keep the beach safe.’

 

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