8 July 2017 RNLI Lifeguards on Seaton beach
Setting up Seaton beach for the first patrol by RNLI lifeguards
The charity's lifeguards started work at the beach this morning and will be on duty seven days a week from 10am – 6pm until Sunday 3 September 2017.
The Seaton lifeguards, clad in their distinctive red and yellow uniforms, will use a range of life-saving equipment including rescue boards and rescue tubes.
RNLI Lifeguards can offer advice on how to stay safe in the water.
In 2016, RNLI lifeguards on 227 beaches around the UK dealt with 17,414 incidents and helped 20,538 people.
Incidents ranged from slips, trips and stings to more serious water rescues. In total they saved 127 lives.
Along with Cornwall Council, the RNLI are also part of Beachwise, a partnership to promote safe enjoyment of Cornwall's beautiful beaches and clean bathing waters.