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Teenage sisters deserve medals for rescuing man and fouryearold child with beach

A helicopter taking a Man and a child to hospital after sisters Isla Noble, 15, and Eilidh, 14, used a lilo to rescue them in water off the north east coast of Scotland Eilidh added: “He had taken in a lot of water and was blue. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Two teenage sisters have been hailed as “heroes” after they saved a man and his four-year-old son from drowning using a lilo.Isla and Eilidh Noble were swimming at at the Waters of Philorth, near Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, at around 5.30pm on Monday evening when they heard cries for help.The pair spotted a man struggling in the water with a young boy on his shoulders on Monday evening and sprang into action.Isla, 15, jumped into the water with a lilo and hauled the four-year-old on to the float, while passer-by Keith Gray swam out to help pull them to shore.Eilidh, 14, remained on the beach and raised the alarm with the emergency services, before researching the recovery position online. An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene, while RNLI Fraserburgh also attended.The man, who was “blue” when he was pulled from the water, regained consciousness on the beach and was flown to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a precaution.He managed to thank the girls for saving him and his son before being taken to hospital. The RNLI said their quick thinking “made all the difference” and they “deserve medals.” It is believed the man had been on holiday in Fraserburgh with his family, who were at another part of the beach.An RNLI spokesman said: “The girls, for being so young and springing into action and having the presence of mind to phone the coastguard and calmly give them the details of the incident, enabled the emergency services including ourselves to respond and arrive so quickly.”Make no mistake their presence and actions today made all the difference. They all deserve medals.” “We’d called the coastguard and an air ambulance landed right in front of us at the beach. I don’t think what happened has really sunk in yet.”While the teenagers and Mr Gray had been pulling the man to shore, a passing nurse, Sophie Ross, stopped to help.The 27-year-old said: “He was slipping in and out of consciousness and I was worried about secondary drowning, which is when someone is rescued from the water- but still has water in their lungs.“If that man had been in the water just 40 or so seconds longer, he would have fallen unconscious. The girls were so brave and did a brilliant job – I don’t know if I could have done that.“They definitely saved two people’s lives tonight.” Some of the rescue teams and emegency services who responded so quickly when sisters Isla Noble, 15, and Eilidh, 14, used a lilo to rescue a man and child in water off the north east coast of Scotland She said: “We were just out paddling with our lilo and we saw a man and toddler out, and they were deeper than us.”We thought the toddler started screaming but we thought the dad was just dunking him under as a laugh and he was getting cold – but then the dad starting shouting ‘help’.””I went out with the lilo to go try take him back in while Eilidh went and got the phone that we had in the bag that we had on the beach.”We couldn’t stand because we (were) out too deep so I tried to put the toddler on the lilo and then as I pulled the toddler up the dad came up a wee bit as well, so I made sure that his head was out the water.”Then I tried to swim back in but I could only use one arm because I was holding onto the lilo with the other one. I tried to kick my legs… I was going but I wasn’t going very fast.”Luckily there was another man, Keith, he had seen what was happening and he was already halfway in the water by this point – so he came and swam out and grabbed the other side of the lilo and we both managed to take them in.” Speaking on BBC’s Good Morning Scotland radio programme, Isla said their parents were proud the sisters managed to make quick decisions and get the pair out of the water in time without panicking. A massive well done to these two young sisters Isla and Eilidh Noble, who rescued a man and a child from the sea yesterday afternoon at Waters of Philorth near Fraserburgh. #TuesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/yMRH6K7Csz— RNLI (@RNLI) August 27, 2019 A helicopter taking a Man and a child to hospital after sisters Isla Noble, 15, and Eilidh, 14, used a lilo to rescue them in water off the north east coast of ScotlandCredit:RNLI Some of the rescue teams and emegency services who responded so quickly when sisters Isla Noble, 15, and Eilidh, 14, used a lilo to rescue a man and child in water off the north east coast of ScotlandCredit:PA read more