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Lifeguards Back on Cornwall's Beaches

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8:01am 1st April 2012

Lifeguard patrols go back on Cornwall's beaches.

The RNLI is covering fifteen of the Duchy's shores ahead of Easter.

It is as we brace for a rush of visitors over the bank holiday weekend.

Last year, around a hundred and fifty thousand people descended on our busiest spots.

Crews had to deal with more than two hundred call outs.

Greg Spray, RNLI Divisional Lifeguard Manager for Cornwall, says it is reassuring for people to see teams out and about:

"People with young families like to go to beaches where they've got RNLI lifeguards. They feel they can enjoy themselves, they feel a bit more relaxed. You know, I've been involved with beaches for a long, long time, and I don't like going down the beach without lifeguards being around."

"We've had some amazing weather at Easter and the surf's been really good, so yeah, people can have great fun. We seem to be getting these great spring sort of seasons, so Easter's become a really big holiday period for people coming down to Cornwall.

Here are five ways you can keep your family safe at the beach:

1) Swim at a lifeguarded beach.

2) Never use inflatables in strong winds or rough seas.

3) Check tide times before you go.

4) If you get into trouble, stick your hand in the air and shout for help.

5) If you see someone else in trouble, tell a lifeguard. If you can't see a lifeguard, call 999 and 112 and ask for the coastguard.

For more information visit www.rnli.org.uk/beachsafety or www.rnli.org.uk/seasafety

The following beaches will have RNLI lifeguard cover:

Fistral beach will be patrolled full time from 31 March though until the end of October, with additional voluntary cover during weekends in November.

Praa Sands, Gwithian, Porthmeor, Porthtowan, Perranporth, Harlyn, Polzeath and Widemouth will be patrolled for the Easter School Holidays (31 March to 15  April) and then during weekends until the start of the summer season on 5 May.

Hayle Towans, Sennen, Towan and Watergate, Constantine and Summerleaze beaches will be patrolled over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (6 to 9 April). 

8:01am 1st April 2012

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