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Friday, July 22, 2011

RNLI Lifeguards ready to answer the call on Swansea and Gower beaches

Lifeguards ready to answer the call on Swansea and Gower beaches

Have a great time and enjoy our beaches with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution

image depicting Langland Bay, Gower
Langland Bay, Gower
Expert lifeguards from the RNLI will be back patrolling Swansea Bay and Gower beaches this summer.
The popular service that provides safety information, first aid and beach rescues at four of the city's most popular beaches will be on duty for the peak summer weeks, including Caswell Bay, Langland Bay, Bracelet Bay and Horton/Port Eynon Bay. 
Chris Vaughan, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, says: 
"The RNLI's aim is to provide a seamless rescue service from the beach to the open sea. The RNLI already has a number of lifeboat stations in the county and volunteer crews will be working closely with lifeguards to achieve our aim.
The RNLI lifeguards had a successful start to the season with no major incidences on the beaches over the Easter holidays. It was great to see that beachgoers were prepared and had taken note of our beach safety advice."
Iwan Davies, Head of Culture, Tourism and Recreation at Swansea Council, said: "We have a responsibility to ensure that the thousands of visitors that flock to our beaches every year have a great time and enjoy what is on offer.
And this is why we are working with the RNLI to ensure local people and visitors alike have the security of knowing highly-trained lifeguards are on hand to prevent problems before they start as well as carry out rescues as required."
Find out more about Gower beaches.

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