Wristband beach safety scheme comes to Withernsea
Parents or guardians who bring children to lifeguarded beaches are being encouraged to use a free wristband safety scheme.
You can write your mobile phone number on the paper wristband, available at lifeboat stations, lifeguard huts, Coastguard stations and RNLI shops all along the coast.
If a child becomes separated from the adults he or she is with, lifeguards on the beaches can simply call the number on the wristband and reunite them.
Free of charge, just ask for a wristband for your children and write your contact details on it. This small assurance goes a long way for ensuring your child's safety on the beach.
If you are heading to the coast this weekend or at any other time, it is recommended you visit a Lifeguarded beach and always swim between the red & yellow beach flags.
For more beach safety advice please visit www.rnli.org.uk/safety/beach-safety
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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.