lifeguards start summer duty on Burnham and Berrow beaches
Lifeguards are back on Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches this
weekened for the start of the summer season.
Saturday (July 4th), they will be on the beaches daily from 10am
until 6pm to provide safety patrols.
Sellick, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor for the Somerset region, said:
"We hope everyone visiting the beach this summer has a brilliant
time but it is important to remain safe whilst doing so."
order to take care we advise visitors to attend a lifeguarded
beach where the lifeguards can provide appropriate safety advice
and encourage people to swim between the red and yellow flags."
Sedgemoor District Council spokesperson added: "The RNLI
Lifeguards will provide an additional service at our Seaside award-winning
Burnham and Berrow Beaches alongside the Sedgemoor-employed Beach
advise all beach users to closely follow safety signage and listen
to any advice and warning information issued by our Beach Wardens
or the RNLI Lifeguards staff are there to ensure your safety."
lifeguards provide an important service in helping to save lives
at sea. In 2014, 19,353 people were aided and 92 lives were saved
by the RNLI lifeguards on over 220 beaches across the UK.