RNLI lifeguards will return to the region’s beaches from Saturday 29th April as patrols for the 2017 summer season get underway.
The RNLI is urging local people and holidaymakers heading to the coast to take heed of the charity’s safety advice this Bank Holiday weekend as the main lifeguard season starts.
RNLI lifeguards are looking forward to keeping beachgoers safe across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset and are reminding people to follow their advice and to stay within their depth.
Beau Gillett, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor for South East Cornwall, says: ‘Following successful Easter patrols on a number of south west beaches, RNLI lifeguards will be returning to beaches around the south west coastline from Saturday 29th April. We remind beachgoers to use RNLI lifeguarded beaches and to swim in supervised areas between the red and yellow flags.
‘It’s worth remembering to check the tide times to avoid getting caught out and noting that the sea temperature is still cold at this time of year. If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help. If you see someone else in trouble, tell a lifeguard, or call 999 and ask for the Coastguard’.
Lifeguard patrols across the region will start on individual beaches at different dates between now and July. For more information and to find your nearest lifeguarded beach visit RNLI.org.Follow