Mayor welcomes RNLI lifeguards back to New Quay
RNLI lifeguards welcomed a special visitor to the unit earlier this week as the newly appointed Mayor welcomed the team back to their posts on New Quay beach.
Sam Trevor, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor said:
‘The lifeguards were kept busy over the weekend as hundreds of people came to New Quay to enjoy the sun over the bank holiday. As well as offering safety advice, the lifeguards escorted a group of people who were in danger of being cut off by the tide as they relaxed on the rocks near the beach.
‘It’s very important to check tide times before heading out to the coast. It can be very easy to be cut off by the tide without even realising it until it’s too late. If you find yourself in this situation don’t attempt to wade through the water, this can be very dangerous. Instead please call for help – dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard who will task either the lifeguards or the lifeboat crew to come out and help.’
Cllr Brett Stones said:
‘It's very reassuring to see the lifeguards back on duty from the bank holiday on, especially with the number of people visiting the town this week. Combined with our two lifeboats here in New Quay, we have one of the safest stretches of coast in the country.
‘New quay town council would like to thank the RNLI and all those involved with saving lives at sea.’
RNLI lifeguards provide a daily safety service on New Quay and Llangrannog beaches throughout the summer season. The charity’s lifeguards are ready at their posts from 10am-6pm every day until Sunday 4 September.
For more tips on how to stay safe on the coast this summer visit the RNLI website www.rnli.org.uk/beachsafety or download the charity’s beach safety mobile app.
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Attached are photos of the RNLI lifeguard team with Councillor Brett Stones. Credit: Gilly Llewelyn
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Press Officer on 07771 941390 or email Eleri_Roberts@rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.