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Know Your Flags

F.L.A.G.S.

To stay safe at the beach, always remember F.L.A.G.S.

F - Find the red and yellow flags and swim between them.
Always swim where there is a lifeguard on patrol, and stay inside the area marked by the red and yellow flags. Never swim where a sign says not to, or when the red flag is flying.

L - Look at the safety signs.
Always read and obey the safety signs - they will help you to avoid potential dangers on the beach, and to identify the safest areas for swimming.

A - Ask a lifeguard for advice.
If in doubt, it's always best to play it safe and ask the experts.

G - Get a friend to swim with you.
Make sure there are other people around, because you never know when help might be needed.

S - Stick your hand in the air and shout for help if you get into difficulty.

If you see someone else in difficulty:

    • ALWAYS tell a LIFEGUARD
    • Or if you can't see one
      • CALL 999 / 112
      • & ask for the COASTGUARD


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