first day of summer season for lifeguards on Burnham beach
and beach wardens were kept busy on the first official day of
the summer season in Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday (July 5th).
young boy received treatment for a knee injury from the RNLI lifeguards
after falling on the sea wall steps.
the team, working alongside Sedgemoor District Council's beach
wardens, also issued safety advice to several groups of people
walking through the mud to reach the sea.
summer beach patrols are now running daily between 10am and 6pm
until Sunday 7th September.
RNLI team has been busy preparing for their return by taking part
in an induction programme, refreshing their skills, and they have
also given safety talks to groups of children.
team has been talking to the youngsters about the different flags
in use, lifeguard equipment, possible hazards on the beach and
how to stay safe if they get into trouble," said a spokesman.
lifeguards have also worked with their colleagues at Burnham-On-Sea
lifeboat station, BARB Search & Rescue and Burnham Coastguards
to teach beach and sea safety.
RNLI lifeguards are positioned in temporary stations on Burnham-On-Sea
seafront at the top of the jetty and on Berrow beach.