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RNLI lifeguards are patrolling daily across south east Dorset beaches

Lifeguards News Release

In anticipation of the busy summer season, RNLI lifeguards will be patrolling beaches across the south east Dorset area during the summer holidays.

RNLI/Ellen Dean

Sandbanks Lifeguards

In Boscombe, East and West beaches, Avon, East Cliff, Canford Cliffs and Manor Steps, lifeguards will be patrolling daily from 6th July to 1st September.

Bournemouth East and West beaches and Sandbanks have had daily lifeguard patrols since 6th April, whilst Durley Chine, Southbourne, Fisherman’s Walk, Alum Chine and Branksome Chine have had daily lifeguard patrols since 25th May.

Kester Sheppard, RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor for Poole, 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.’

Media contacts

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]

RNLI/Ellen Dean

Bournemouth Lifeguards

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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.

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