Wristband beach safety scheme comes to Withernsea

Lifeboats News Release

Parents or guardians who bring children to lifeguarded beaches are being encouraged to use a free wristband safety scheme.

RNLI/Silka Hickey

RNLI Lifeguard, Ellie Hickey, Tracie Talbot Community Safety Advisor (CSA)

You can write your mobile phone number on the paper wristband, available at lifeboat stations, lifeguard huts, Coastguard stations and RNLI shops all along the coast.

If a child becomes separated from the adults he or she is with, lifeguards on the beaches can simply call the number on the wristband and reunite them.

Free of charge, just ask for a wristband for your children and write your contact details on it. This small assurance goes a long way for ensuring your child's safety on the beach.

If you are heading to the coast this weekend or at any other time, it is recommended you visit a Lifeguarded beach and always swim between the red & yellow beach flags.

For more beach safety advice please visit www.rnli.org.uk/safety/beach-safety

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