RNLI lifeguards return to their posts on Pembrokeshire beaches
RNLI lifeguards are set to return to their posts this Saturday (18 June) on selected beaches on a number of Pembrokeshire’s busiest beaches as the charity’s lifeguards provide their annual safety service over the summer season.
From Saturday (18 June) RNLI lifeguards will be back offering their daily safety service between 10am-6pm for the summer season on the Pembrokeshire coast.
RNLI lifeguards will be offering daily safety patrols until Sunday 4 September as the charity looks to ensure the safety of the public during the busy summer months. The RNLI lifeguards will be in daily attendance and welcome and encourage any questions you may have about water safety.
From 10am this Saturday, RNLI lifeguards will return to the following beaches: Saundersfoot, Tenby North, Tenby Castle, Fresh West, Broad Haven, Newgale South, Newgale Central, Newgale North, Newport Sands and Poppit.
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor for Pembrokeshire, Peter Rooney reminds families of the importance of staying calm and to float if they get into difficulties on the coast: ‘If you get into trouble in the water, try not to panick and remember to Float to Live: lean back, using your arms and legs to stay afloat. Control your breathing, then call for help or swim to safety’.
‘RNLI lifeguards play a vital role in keeping beach visitors safe, but they can’t be everywhere. This is why we’re asking people to come prepared before you head to the beach; before the start of your day, take a few minutes to check local information such as tide times and the weather.
Peter continues: ‘If possible, visit a lifeguarded beach and if entering the water always stay between the red and yellow flags - this is the area that’s carefully monitored by the RNLI lifeguards throughout the day. If you see someone else in trouble, as hard as it may be, never attempt the rescue yourself – alert a lifeguard or call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.’
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For more information contact Scott Dixon, RNLI Media Engagement Placement on 07890 066217 or email [email protected] Alternatively contact Eleri Roberts, RNLI Regional Media Officer on 07771 941390 / [email protected]
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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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