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If you are heading to the coast for half term you will have lifeguard back up.

Lifeguards returned to the beaches of Suffolk this weekend ahead of the half-term school holidays. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have start patrols on two beaches at Lowestoft South and Southwold.

Last year Suffolk’s RNLI lifeguards saved two lives, rescued 16 people and dealt with 133 incidents, ranging from giving first aid to water rescues.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Sam Kendrick said: ‘It’ll be great to be back patrolling Suffolk’s beaches after spending the past few months getting ready for the new season, welcoming back returning lifeguards and training new recruits.

‘We’re expecting to see lots of people, particularly families with children, at the seaside during the school holidays. We’d urge people to ensure they visit a lifeguarded beach so they can enjoy themselves safely.’

RNLI lifeguards will be keeping people safe at Lowestoft South and Southwold beaches everyday between 10am and 6pm throughout the summer.

 

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