RNLI lifeguards return for daily patrols at Ingoldmells and Sutton-on-Sea
RNLI Lifeguards will return to Ingoldmells and Sutton-on-Sea beaches this coming weekend. Daily Patrols will begin on Saturday 6 July and end on Sunday 8 September. The charity’s Lifeguards will be on duty from 10am to 6pm.
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Arun Gray said; ‘Our Lifeguards have completed all vital training and are really looking forward to patrolling the beaches. It’s great to see everyone enjoying themselves and we’re there to provide assistance with a variety of things including water safety, rescues, missing children and information regarding tide times.
‘95% of our role is about prevention and at this time we would like to remind everyone how important it is to swim at a Lifeguarded Beach and to swim between the Red and Yellow Flags.’
Lifeguards have been patrolling Skegness and Mablethorpe beach on a daily basis since Saturday 25 May, but more lifeguards will be on patrol at these beaches from Saturday 6 July.
Portfolio Holder for Coastal Economy, Councillor Steve Kirk, said; ‘Our coast has millions of visitors every year and the beaches are always very popular places for families. It is reassuring for all to know that the RNLI Lifeguards are there should they be called upon.’
For more information on how to stay safe on the coast this summer please visit: rnli.org.uk
Notes to editors
As RNLI lifeguards need to be physically on the beach during the patrolled hours, ready to respond to emergencies and prevent accidents, the RNLI can’t rely on volunteers to provide this cover seven days a week.
Local authorities part fund the RNLI’s costs, which helps to meet the cost of lifeguard wages.
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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.