'Successful' summer for RNLI as season comes to an end

PUBLISHED: 17:30 13 September 2017

Lifeguards will resume their duties next summer.

Lifeguards will resume their duties next summer.

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With the summer season drawing to a close, RNLI lifeguards will no longer be patrolling beaches full time.

Since July 8, the RNLI in Burnham has provided an additional service at Burnham and Berrow’s beaches, which has been funded by Sedgemoor District Council.

A spokesman for the authority said: “We want people to enjoy the beach safely.

“Although the RNLI lifeguards have departed for the winter, we would urge beach users to take extra care and be mindful of the RNLI’s Respect The Water campaign.

“We want you to enjoy the water, but we also want you to recognise its dangers and never underestimate its power, especially during the stormy season.”

Before the RNLI started working on the beaches, lifeguards visited 19 schools to teach them about beach safety.

The lifeguards will resume their beach duties next summer.

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