THE RNLI has urged partygoers to get to safety ahead of Fatboy Slim’s show.
Brighton RNLI is urging the public to respect the water and exercise caution as they head to the seafront this weekend and for other events this summer.
It emphasized the need to check tide times and keep an eye on the area.
It said that for those living further from the coast, seeing how quickly the sea rushes in can come as a real shock.
Roger Cohen, Operations Manager for Brighton Lifeboats, said: “We want to make sure everyone gets home safely this summer.
“Water temperatures still feel chilly if you’re not used to sea swimming, and even in the height of summer, cold water shock is still a real risk for those who haven’t planned to go into the sea.
“Alcohol consumption can increase this risk, so I would strongly encourage people not to attempt swimming after a few beers.
“We really want everyone to have a great time on Brighton beaches this summer after a few years of lockdown and travel disruption, but a great day can quickly turn into tragedy so please look out for each other and if you find anyone in trouble see the water, call 999 immediately and ask for the Coast Guard.”
The most important safety instructions of the RNLI are:
- Visit a patrolled beach and swim between the red and yellow flags
- Check the weather forecast, tides and read hazard signs to understand local risks
- If you get into trouble, “swim to live” – lie on your back and relax, resist the urge to hit yourself
- In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coast Guard
For more information and safety advice, go to
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