The holidays are upon us and soon many people will be flocking to the coast.
The sad reality is that drowning accidents do happen at the seaside.
Dr Cleeve Robertson of the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) provides tips for beachgoers on how to guard against accidents. He also talks about the NSRI's readiness for the school holidays.
The public has to respect water, the sea in particular.— Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI
Here are some of the things Dr Robertson advises:
- Supervise your children at all times
- Don't drink and swim
- Wear a lifejacket when you board a boat or ferry
We really hope that people will listen to the lifeguards and obey their instructions on the beaches.— Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI
Drowning happens quietly so you really have to keep your eyes open at all times.— Dr Cleeve Robertson, NSRI
To hear the rest of the conversation with Dr Cleeve Robertson, listen below:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : NSRI's safety tips for beachgoers this festive season