Scarborough RNLI ‘up with the larks’ for South Bay boat fire simulation

Gruesome injury make-up was applied to 'casualty' Claire Munday.
Gruesome injury make-up was applied to 'casualty' Claire Munday.

When most people were enjoying a nice Sunday morning lie-in, Scarborough RNLI was up with the larks for an exercise which forms a crucial part of the charity’s ongoing training programme.

The early risers included Scarborough Tec media make-up tutor Kelly Carr, who applied realistic and rather gruesome injuries to six volunteer ‘casualties’ from the RNLI’s Face to Face team.

Lifeguards with 'casualties' on the beach at the South Bay.

Lifeguards with 'casualties' on the beach at the South Bay.

Kelly and her students often simulate wounds for training at the hospital.

This was her first event for the RNLI.

In the rescue scenario, a small fishing boat developed engine failure and caught fire in the south bay.

The situation was triaged and the pretend casualties were treated aboard the vessel before being taken ashore by the inshore lifeboat.

The inshore lifeboat reaching the fishing boat.

The inshore lifeboat reaching the fishing boat.

A certain amount of acting was required.

Jess Hopkin landed the role of a young woman whose injury was relatively slight yet insisted she be treated first.

Those who took part included RNLI personnel and lifeguards, two of whom paddled out on surfboards to assist.