Off-duty RAF survival specialist saves boys from sea tragedy
18 May 2012 03:24 PM
Flight Sergeant (FS) Mark Lane was in the right place at the right time recently when he saved the lives of two young holidaymakers at Poldhu Beach in Cornwall while out walking with his family.
FS Lane, who is 50 years old and trained as an RAF physical training instructor, was visiting the beach with his family when he noticed a family of five as they were unpacking a brand-new inflatable canoe.
FS Lane recalled saying to his family that 'an inflatable on any beach was a recipe for disaster, but especially at Poldhu because of the strong undertow'.
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