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Lifeguard Patrols Stood Down At Most Beaches
8:06am 1st October 2013
There is a beach safety warning - as lifeguards finish patrols across most of Cornwall.
But the RNLI says it will keep cover at places like Summerleaze, Polzeath and Porthtowan at weekends and through the school holidays.
The charity says it has picked the busiest beaches.
In West Cornwall RNLI lifeguards will be present at Gwithian and Porthmeor at weekends in October and daily during the October half term.
In North Cornwall RNLI lifeguard teams will patrol at weekends throughout October at Widemouth, Summerleaze and Polzeath and will be on duty every day of the October half term.
Perranporth, Porthtowan and Praa Sands will continue weekend patrols through October and over the whole of the half term break.
Fistral Beach in Newquay will be patrolled during the whole of October and patrols will continue into November weekends with RNLI lifeguards volunteering to operate this cover.
Steve Instance, RNLI lifeguard manager, said: "Despite the cooler temperatures than we’ve been used to, the RNLI will continue to provide safety cover at some of the busiest beaches for those looking to prolong the summer season and enjoy the favourable surf conditions autumn brings.
"We’d recommend that beach users choose one of the twelve RNLI lifeguarded beaches and follow the lifeguards’ advice. It’s worth remembering that if there’s no red and yellow flags flying that means there’s no lifeguard service operating.
"Those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach can help keep themselves safe by taking note of the safety signage at the entrance to the beach, going with a friend or telling someone on the shore where they are going, at the same time always being aware of the conditions and their own capabilities in the water. Those who enjoy walking and exploring the coastline should also check the local tide times."8:06am 1st October 2013
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