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Lifeguards back on beach patrol

The Argus: Lifeguards back on beach patrol Lifeguards back on beach patrol

Teams of lifeguards have taken to the beaches to signal the start of the beach season.
 

A mixture of newly trained lifeguards and familiar faces – 30 in total – have joined Brighton and Hove City Council’s seafront team, patrolling the beaches from the Marina to Hove Lagoon.
 

They have all completed a lifeguard qualification and a week-long introduction course covering a range of skills from assessing sea conditions to dealing with beach hazards.
 

In an average year Brighton and Hove’s lifeguards carry out more than 100 water rescues, administer first aid to around 250 beach-goers and give safety advice to 10,000 people.
 

The new lifeguards will be on duty each day from 9.30am to 7pm, easy to spot in their red and yellow uniforms.
 

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the council’s economic development and culture committee, said: “Once again we are delighted to have recruited a dedicated team of lifeguards to patrol our popular beaches.
 

“The new lifeguards are committed to supporting our regular seafront officers in ensuring the millions of visitors who flock to our beaches every summer return home safe and happy.”
 

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9:09pm Mon 26 May 14

clubrob6 says...

Elgabalus wrote:
You don't swim on Brighton Beaches ...you go just through the 'motions'

Hardly Baywatch is it....
The trouble is we get a lot of tourists from the likes of London etc who are not used to the sea,off our beaches there can be quite a strong under current that can catch you out.I think they do a great job keeping a eye on people.
[quote][p][bold]Elgabalus[/bold] wrote: You don't swim on Brighton Beaches ...you go just through the 'motions' Hardly Baywatch is it....[/p][/quote]The trouble is we get a lot of tourists from the likes of London etc who are not used to the sea,off our beaches there can be quite a strong under current that can catch you out.I think they do a great job keeping a eye on people. clubrob6
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