RNLI lifeguards in Cornwall gear up for sunny weekend
7:00am Saturday 8th September 2012 in News
With the weather forecast suggesting a sunny weekend ahead the RNLI have confirmed that the charity’s lifeguards will be patrolling beaches in Cornwall on Saturday and Sunday.
With sunshine and surf on the menu, the message to those heading for the coast is to try and visit a lifeguarded beach.
Steve Instance, RNLI Lifeguard inspector for the south west, says he hopes those grabbing the rare opportunity to visit the seaside in the sunshine, will head for a beach where a lifeguard team are on duty.
"Our lifeguards are there to keep people safe, offering useful advice to help prevent accidents and a rapid reaction if something does go wrong. The red and yellow flags indicate lifeguards on duty and highlight the safe bathing areas so you can rest assured you are being watched over while you enjoy late summer conditions.
‘To find out more you can visit the RNLI website, or download our new Beach Finder app, available free on Android and Apple devices, which also enables you to check real-time weather information, water quality and view lifeguard season dates, patrol times and safety warnings. RNLI teams will be on duty from 10am in the morning until 6pm in the evening on both Saturday and Sunday.
*The RNLI lifeguarded beaches include Portreath, Poldhu Cove and Praa Sands in the Kerrier area. Godrevy, Gwithian, Upton Towans, Beach View, Mexico Towans, Hayle Towans, Porthminster, Porthmeor, Gwenver, Sennen and Porthcurnow in Penwith.
Also covered will be Gyllyngvase in Falmouth, Porthtowan, Chapel Porth, St Agnes, Perranporth, Perran Sands and Holywell Bay in the Carrick area, and Crantock, North Fistral, Towan, Great Western, Tolcarne, Porth, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth in the Newquay area.