Lifeguards are back to patrol borough’s beaches

An RNLI lifeguard on patrol. Picture by Nathan Williams/RNLI.
An RNLI lifeguard on patrol. Picture by Nathan Williams/RNLI.
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Lifeguards have returned to borough beaches this week to help keep visitors safe this summer.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguards will be on North Tyneside beaches every day from 10am to 6pm until September 6.

The teams will be there to provide a reassuring presence on the beach and to offer extra peace of mind to visitors

RNLI lifeguard manager Carl Harris

The lifeguards have undergone a period of comprehensive training and have passed rigorous fitness tests to ensure that everyone is physically ready for the seasonal service.

RNLI lifeguard manager Carl Harris said: “Our lifeguards have spent the last month polishing their lifesaving skills and first aid abilities, and they’re looking forward to patrolling the beaches.

“The teams will be there to provide a reassuring presence on the beach and to offer extra peace of mind to visitors, enabling them to have a safe and enjoyable experience at the seaside.

Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “The RNLI lifeguards do a sterling job keeping our beaches safe and I’m pleased they’re back.

“Each summer our coastline attracts thousands of visitors who know they can rely on the area as being clean, safe and well-maintained, thanks to the work of the RNLI and our beach wardens.”