RNLI lifeguards are patrolling daily across Sussex beaches
In anticipation of the busy summer season, RNLI lifeguards will be patrolling beaches in Sussex during the summer holidays.
In East Sussex, Camber West, Hastings Pelham, Hastings Pier and St Leonard’s beach will have daily patrols from 6th July to 1st September. Camber Central will open from 25th May to 29th September, whilst Bexhill-on-Sea will be open from 13th July to 8th September.
In West Sussex, Bognor Regis will be open from 6th July to 1st September, whilst the Littlehampton East and West beaches have been open since 18th May.
Craig Maltby, RNLI Lead Lifeguard Supervisor for Chichester, 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 / firstname.lastname@example.org , Paul Dunt, Regional Media Officer on 07785 296 252 or email@example.com or the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.