Water Safety Message

 

We are expecting this summer to be the busiest ever in Wales. With its stunning scenery and spectacular beaches, we are certain people will flock to the coast and rivers

 

We are urging everyone to respect the water, think about their own safety and know what to do in an emergency.

 

Richard Davies, Water Safety Manager says; ‘Our main advice is to visit a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags. But, whether you’re at a lifeguarded beach or not, look out for safety signage and seek advice on safe places to swim, always keep your children under supervision and avoid swimming alone where possible.

 

He added; ‘Coastal areas provide a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air and open space but they can be an unpredictable environment, particularly during early summer when air temperatures start warming up but water temperatures remain very cold, increasing the risk of cold water shock.’

 

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, key water safety advice is:

 

· Visit a lifeguarded beach & swim between the red and yellow flags

· If you get into trouble Float to Live – lie on your back and relax, resisting the urge to thrash about

· In an emergency Call 999 or 112

 

You can find out more information regarding Water Safety on our website.