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RNLI lifeguards in Yorkshire keep watchful eye during the hot weather

Lifeguards News Release

RNLI lifeguards will be observing beachgoers in North and East Yorkshire with hot weather forecast for the weekend.

RNLI lifeguards training

RNLI/Brad Johnson

RNLI lifeguards training

RNLI lifeguards will be on duty between 10am and 6pm to offer friendly advice and medical assistance during the hot weather this weekend, which is set to be as high as 30 degrees in some areas of the UK.

Our lifeguards urge members of the public heading to the beach this weekend to always visit a lifeguarded beach and to swim between the red and yellow flags to remain safe.

Rianna Manson, RNLI Seasonal Lifeguard Supervisor, said: ‘Lifeguards are always around to seek help from, and we aren’t hard to find.

‘We usually situate ourselves near the red and yellow flags to keep a close eye on the water.’

If you are interested in becoming a RNLI lifeguard, a course to earn your National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) will be running on Monday 19 June at Bridlington Station.

Rianna said: ‘Being a RNLI lifeguard is truly rewarding, you get to help people on a daily basis and a bonus is that the beach is your office.’

Open to members of the public from the age of 16, the course covers swimming pool training, theory on beach environments, first aid, and sea-based lifeguarding.

To join please contact Rianna Manson, RNLI Seasonal Lifeguard Supervisor, at [email protected]

Notes to editors

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

· Redcar (weekend only service until 22 June 2023)

· Saltburn

· Sandsend

· Whitby

· Cayton Bay

· Scarborough North bay

· Scarborough South Bay

· Filey

· Belvedere (weekend only service)

· Bridlington North (weekend only service)

· Bridlington South (weekend only service)

RNLI Picture caption

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

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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.

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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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