lifeguards start summer duty on Burnham and Berrow beaches
lifeguards will be back on Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches from
this weekend for the summer season.
will be on the two beaches daily from 10am until 6pm to provide
safety patrols from 7th July until 9th September.
The RNLI lifeguards are providing an additional service at Burnham
and Berrow beaches managed by Sedgemoor District Council.
lifeguards will be on induction training for a couple of weeks before
the start of their season and have already been out and about to
19 local schools to make sure that local children know about beach
safety. In total, theyve spoken to 4,500 children ahead of
the summer season.
beach users are urged to follow safety signage and listen to any
advice and warning information issued by Sedgemoors Beach
Wardens or the RNLI Lifeguards the staff are there to ensure
Penman, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, said: "All our lifeguards
are very much looking forward to returning to Sedgemoor beaches
encourage those thinking of a trip to the coast over the summer
months to always visit a lifeguarded beach and if youre heading
into the sea please respect the water and swim between the red and
yellow flags, which have been designated as the safest swimming
areas by lifeguards."
lifeguards are fully trained in all aspects of beach safety, so
if you have any questions please approach a lifeguard who will be
more than happy to help or offer expert advice."
you find yourself or anyone else in trouble please raise your hand
and call for help. It is very important that you dont try
and attempt the rescue yourself the situation could easily
turn and you could find yourself in trouble too. RNLI lifeguards
will come to your assistant; or if something happens outside of
the lifeguarding hours phone 999 and ask for the Coastguard."