RNLI lifeguards are patrolling daily across Kent beaches
In anticipation of the busy summer season, lifeguards will be patrolling RNLI beaches throughout the Thanet and Swale area during the summer holidays.
Whilst more popular beaches such as Margate, Botany Bay, Viking Bay and Joss Bay have been supervised by lifeguards daily since 25th May, the RNLI are opening further beaches to daily patrol.
In the Thanet area Minnis Bay, West Bay Beach, Westbrook Bay, Stone Bay and Ramsgate will have daily patrols from 6th July to the 1st September.
In Swale Leysdown-on-Sea, Minster-on-Sea and Sheerness will also have daily patrols from 6th July to 1st September.
Lucy-Jane MacGowan, RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor for the Kent beaches, said, ‘With this summer predicted to be hot, we are expecting the beaches to be very busy during the holidays. Our lifeguards will be available from 10am-6pm every day to ensure that everyone can enjoy the weather in safety.
‘It is important that you swim between the red-and-yellow flags when in the sea and pay attention to the lifeguards’ advice. It isn’t to stop you having a good time, but to help save your life.’
For more information, or for interview requests, contact Julie Rainey, Regional Media Manager for London and the south east, on 07827 358 256 / [email protected] , Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer on 07785 296 252 or [email protected] or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 / [email protected]
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