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Warning about drinking on the Cornish coast as pubs reopen

Warning about drinking on the Cornish coast as pubs reopen

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 4:00pm 4th July 2020.

Coastguard crews in Cornwall have shared warnings about the dangers of drinking and drowning, ahead of pubs reopening this weekend.

Thousands are expected to flock to restaurants and bars, on what is being dubbed 'Super Saturday', as lockdown measures are eased.

But rescue crews in the Duchy are reminding people that water and alcohol don't mix.

Polzeath coastguard are among those who have shared a safety message on social media, urging people to take care around the coast.

This is their advice:

  • Alcohol and water don't mix – your judgement is impaired and you could make life-threatening decisions
  • Cold water kills – did you know the average temperature of UK water is a cold 11 degrees, about the same as a PINT of beer
  • If you fall into the water, float to live
  • Look after your friends, make sure they get home safe and avoid routes home around water.

"Cold water kills – did you know the average temperature of UK water is a cold 11 degrees, about the same as a PINT of beer.

"If you're visiting our coastline, alcohol and water don't mix – your judgement is impaired and you could make life-threatening decisions."

HM Coastguard

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