RNLI patrols return to Jersey beaches

Lifeguards are starting daily patrols at Grève de Lecq, St Brelades and Plémont, in addition to their existing ones at St Ouen.Credit: ITV Channel TV

Jersey’s RNLI is launching its beach safety campaign this weekend, ahead of what tourism bosses hope will be a busy summer.From this Saturday (29 May), lifeguards will re-start their daily patrols at Grève de Lecq, St Brelades and Plémont, in addition to their existing ones at St Ouen.

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Their key summer safety advice is:

  • Visit a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags
  • If you get into trouble, ‘Float to Live’ – lie on your back and relax, resisting the urge to thrash about
  • Call 999 in an emergency and ask for the Coastguard

Keeping people safe in the sea is immensely important and we are very grateful to the RNLI lifeguards for providing this service. The government has been supporting the RNLI over the past ten years to ensure the safety of swimmers and surfers in the island and I am pleased to see this continue.

Source – itvnews.com

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