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RNLI lifeguards assist kids caught in offshore winds off Prestatyn beach

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguards assisted two girls caught in offshore winds in an inflatable dinghy off Prestatyn beach on Saturday afternoon.

RNLI lifeguards spotted two girls in an inflatable dinghy struggling to make their way back to shore at 5:15pm on Saturday afternoon.   The dinghy was outside the red and yellow flag area. RNLI lifeguards Jordan Murray swam out 200 meters with a rescue tube to reach the girls and safely towed them back to safety. 

Matt Jessops, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor said:

‘It’s very dangerous to take inflatables onto the water in offshore winds. When going to the beach this summer please visit a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags – this is the area that is closely monitored by the lifeguards throughout the day.’

RNLI lifeguards provide a daily safety service on Rhyl and Prestatyn beach from 10am-6pm everyday throughout the summer holidays.

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