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Winter Storms Spark Summer Rescues
7:03am 12th September 2014
Scientists say Cornwall's beaches have suffered a summer of dangerous rip currents - after a winter of massive storms.
It is because the giant waves sucked out sand and rolled round rocks.
At Polzeath lifeguards had to rescue more than thirty people in just one day.
They are urging people to take extra care, because the unpredictable currents can carry people quickly out to sea.
Even locals have been caught out by the changes - caused by millions of tonnes of sand and rock being shifted.
Steve Instance is from the RNLI in the Duchy. He said: "Local people - your beach won't be the same as how you knew it. It's worth taking a bit of time to look around and to notice what the tide covers up. When you go and visit your beach at high tide you don't know what's beneath the surface of the water.
"We will get better. We're seeing evidence on a number of beaches of more sand coming in. But the storms we saw this winter were the worse we've seen in living memory. So the damage they caused will take a long, long time to repair - and to return our beaches to how we knew them."
Officials say we should always swim at a lifeguarded beach - and check with patrols before we go in about any changes in the area.7:03am 12th September 2014
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