RNLI to provide Bank Holiday weekend lifeguard cover at Camber Sands

Lifeguards News Release

In response to recent tragic events at Camber Sands, the RNLI is working with Rother District Council to provide reassurance to the public by providing a temporary RNLI lifeguard service which will work alongside the existing local authority personnel.

The charity will provide a team of 5-6 lifeguards and appropriate equipment over the bank holiday weekend (Saturday – Monday) 9am-6pm on Camber Sands who will work alongside the Local Authority Beach Patrol teams. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution offered to provide lifeguards over the weekend and the Council accepted our offer.
In addition to the lifeguard service the RNLI will also be providing a Face-to-Face team who will be on hand to provide key safety information to all visitors at the beach.
The RNLI provides lifeguard cover on over 240 beaches throughout the UK. The lifeguards are there to provide safety cover and advice and we would advise anyone who is not familiar with the area to come and chat with the lifeguard. Before visiting the coast you can visit www.RNLI.org/respectthewater

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