RNLI lifeguards return to Whitesands and Three Cliffs Bay for Easter holidays
RNLI lifeguards will be back at their posts between 10am-6pm tomorrow (Saturday 13 April) on Pembrokeshire’s Whitesands beach and Three Cliffs Bay in Swansea.
The charity urges the public to respect the water as they enjoy the coast this Easter break by visiting a lifeguarded beach. RNLI lifeguards will be at their posts every day between 10am-6pm over the school Easter holidays at Three Cliffs Bay and Whitesands. After the Easter holidays the lifeguards will provide the safety service every weekend in May on Three Cliffs Bay and Whitesands until they start the full service (daily patrols) from the end of May for the summer season.
Stuart Penfold RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor reminds people how to stay safe on the beach over the Easter holidays:
‘With the late Easter holidays and the nice weather, the lifeguard team are expecting lots of people to visit the beach this weekend. When enjoying the beach please remember to respect the water. We advise people to bathe between the red and yellow flags as this is the area which is closely monitored by the lifeguards throughout the day.
‘If you find yourself or anyone else in trouble please raise your hand and call for help. It’s very important that you don’t try and attempt the rescue yourself – as hard as this can be, we don’t want to risk you getting into trouble too. If you see someone in trouble out on the coast outside of the lifeguarding hours phone 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’
RNLI lifeguard teams will be returning to more Welsh beaches over the Easter bank holiday weekend. The additional Welsh beaches that will be providing RNLI lifeguard safety cover over the bank holiday weekend are: Aberafon beach in Neath and Port Talbot and Bridgends’ Coney, Trecco Bay and Whitmore Bay.
For more information on how to stay safe on the coast this summer please visit rnli.org.uk.
RNLI media contact
For more information contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Media Officer on 01745 585162 / 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 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.