RNLI lifeguards start this week in Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow
RNLI beach lifeguards are to start work in Burnham-On-Sea and
Berrow this week as beach safety is boosted following a tragic
accident last summer.
new lifeguards will be in operation from this Saturday (July 6th)
for the summer holiday season.
news comes after beach safety was placed in the spotlight last
August when four year-old Dylan Cecil died after falling into
the sea from Burnham jetty.
RNLI will be providing lifeguarding services at both beaches to
visitors and residents on behalf of Sedgemoor District Council,"
said council spokeswoman Claire Faun this week.
RNLI beach unit is sited on Berrow Beach while the lifeguards
at Burnham will share the jetty beach office on The Esplanade."
added: "Sedgemoor District Council have provided highly-trained
lifeguards at Burnham-On-Sea for many years but this is the first
time a lifeguard service has been offered at Berrow."
staff will continue to carry out other beach warden duties, as
well as being trained to the Royal Life Saving Society 'Beach
Safety Wardens' standard.
Cllr Richard Burden, Sedgemoor's Portfolio Holder for Environment,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We look forward to welcoming the
RNLI to the Burnham and Berrow beach teams; as well as providing
an improved service to visitors and residents."