IT WAS the quick thinking of Grays school student Bradley Tuttle that helped save the life of four yachtsmen, who back on the 17th October, got into difficulties off Kilvert Wharf, Grays.
The ambulance service was called to Thurrock Yacht Club at just before 7.10pm, following reports of a capsized 8ft boat out on the water.
Manager Tony Huggins said: “Four people were rescued by the RNLI and landed at a nearby jetty – three of them had been in the water for half an hour or more.
“All patients were treated for hypothermia, and thoroughly checked over on scene. It was good to see that all of them had lifejackets on, and I would say this was a contributing factor to their survival.”
Following assessment on scene, the group requested to be taken to a home address to recover.
Two of the group, a man and woman, were from the Romford area, and two others were from Thurrock.
Bradley’s role shows how a calm young man helped kick start the rescue. He also illustrates what he had learned on a recent course and gives hope that there a some outstanding citizens out there, only too willing to help.