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Water Safety Advice For Yorkshire Coast

Water Safety Advice For Yorkshire Coast

Published by Karen Liu at 12:24pm 25th June 2020.

People are expected to flock to beaches and beauty spots on the Yorkshire Coast today due to the hot weather.

It is as temperatures soar with highs of up to 30 degrees expected in some areas.

The RNLI says anyone heading to beaches and beauty spots need be careful around open water. 

Its Regional Lead for Water Safety, Nick Ayers, said:

"It's a highly risky activity to partake in. You don't know what's underneath in the water and the water around piers and harbours is very murky, The obstacles and obstructions underwater can't be seen from a height.

We're continuing with our message of staying alert at the coast, reading all the signage when you arrive, know what to do if you get into trouble, dialing 999 and asking for the Coastguard in any emergency."

Here is the advice from the RNLI for those coming to the coast:

  • Take care near cliffs - know your route and your limitations
  • Check the weather forecast and tide times
  • If you fall into the water unexpectedly, FLOAT TO LIVE. Fight your instinct to thrash around, lean back, extend your arms and legs, and float
  • In any coastal emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard

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