Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Lifeguards will be patrolling the beaches at Bridlington and along the East Yorkshire Coast on a daily basis from from 10am to 6pm and the service will operate until Sunday 1 September.
RNLI Lifeguards will be patrolling the following beaches seven days a week starting from this weekend: Belvedere, Bridlington North, Bridlington South and Limekiln lane.
Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for tourism, culture and leisure at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said : “I am absolutely delighted that the council is able to contribute financially to support this vital service for our beaches during the summer months.
The RNLI Lifeguards are a reassuring presence for residents and visitors alike and help to encourage people to enjoy and stay safe on our amazing coastline.”
95% of the role is preventative and the Lifeguards have been working hard to complete vital training. They are looking forward to returning to the beaches to assist beachgoers and offer safety advice about entering the water.
RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, Alex Richardson said: “Following a stringent training programme our charity’s lifeguards are in peak condition and they’re really looking forward to returning to their posts. Whatever the weather, we’ll be there to offer friendly safety advice such as always to swim between the red and yellow flags and provide information on tide times.”
“We always advise people to visit a lifeguarded beach. It’s great to see visitors enjoying the coast with the extra peace of mind of knowing that we are there should they need us.”
For more information on how to stay safe on the coast this summer please visit rnli.org.uk