lifeguards start summer duty on Burnham and Berrow beaches
lifeguards will be back on Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow beaches from
next weekend for the summer season.
will be on the two beaches daily from 10am until 6pm to provide
safety patrols from Saturday July 8th until 10th September.
The RNLI lifeguards are providing an additional service at Burnham
and Berrow beaches managed by Sedgemoor District Council.
The lifeguards will be on induction training for a couple of weeks
before the start of the 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 3,000 children ahead
of the summer season.
All beach users are urged to heed safety signs and listen to any
advice and warning information issued by Sedgemoors Beach
Wardens or the RNLI Lifeguards who are there to ensure your safety.
Luke Penman, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, said: "All our lifeguards
are very much looking forward to returning to Sedgemoor beaches
"We 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."
"RNLI 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."
"If 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. The lifeguards
will come to your assistance; or if something happens outside of
the lifeguarding hours phone 999 and ask for the Coastguard."