Lifesaving teenager Georgia gains local award for outstanding effort

Georgia Mockridge SUS-160928-113711001

Georgia Mockridge SUS-160928-113711001

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A lifesaving teenager has been chosen as the Outstanding Young Person of the Month.

Eighteen-year-old Georgia Mockridge was on beach patrol during one of the incidents where swimmers got into distress at Camber Sands last month.

Three men got into difficulty and although two didn’t make it, she helped the third from the water and started resuscitation.

Georgia was nominated for the award by Royah Hamed, who said: “We are so proud of Georgia. She assisted at Camber Sands when an unfortunate incident happened and she is also a hard working individual who tries her best to help everyone, especially the students at SilverLee Stage School where she helps me teach young children to dance. She’s an asset to the community.”

The Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award is sponsored by Sussex Coast College Hastings and the Hastings Observer Series.

The award is presented to someone aged 18 and under who has excelled in some way. This could be in sport, their academic studies, or if they have performed an important role on a voluntary basis in their own home or the wider community.

Justin Rollings, Head of Marketing and Communications at Sussex Coast College Hastings, said: “We applaud Georgia and anyone else involved in the rescue as it must have been very traumatic. We know from her nomination that she is very community minded and we were keen to recognise her efforts with this award.”

As part of her award, Georgia will receive a complimentary meal for two and a £100 donation will be made to the charity of her choice.

Rother Council joined forces with the RNLI to provide extra lifeguards at Camber sands following tragedies this summer when bathers are though to have got caught out by rip-tides.

Camber has one of the busiest beaches on the coast attracting more than 20,000 people on hot summer days.

To nominate someone for the Outstanding Young Person of the Month Award, please email jenny@cobbpr.com with details of who you are nominating and the reasons why.