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RNLI lifeguards in Lincolnshire during hot weather this weekend

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguards in Lincolnshire are preparing for hot weather over the weekend.

A lifeguard heads out to work in rolling waves at the beach with a wind farm in the distance

RNLI/Brad Johnson

Lifeguards at work in Lincolnshire

As we approach warmer weather, with temperatures reaching as high as 30 degrees in some areas of the UK, the coast is expected to be incredibly busy.

RNLI lifeguards remind beachgoers this weekend to always visit a lifeguarded beach and to swim between the red and yellow flags.

Our lifeguards are trained to offer friendly advice and medical assistance when needed and operate on the beaches seven-days-a-week between 10am and 6pm.

If members of the public get into trouble in the water, the RNLI charity urges everyone to remember to Float to Live: tilt your head back with ears submerged and try to relax and control your breathing. Use your hands to help you stay afloat and then call for help or swim to safety if you can.

Nick Ayers, RNLI Water Safety Lead, North and East of England, said: ‘We want to make sure that if an emergency unfolds, people know what to do.’

In a coastal emergency, call 999 or 112 for the Coastguard.

For beach safety information and tips, please visit: https://rnli.org/safety/beach-safety

Notes to editors

RNLI lifeguards are currently operating on the following Lincolnshire beaches seven-days-a-week between 10am and 6pm:

· Skegness

· Mablethorpe

RNLI Picture caption

The photograph shows RNLI lifeguards training. Photo credit: Brad Johnson

RNLI media contacts

For more information please contact Toni Carr, RNLI Media Engagement Placement on 07890 402106 or [email protected] or Clare Hopps, Regional Media Officer on 07824 518641 or [email protected] or contact the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789.

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 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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Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.

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