Jersey RNLI rescuers will continue their patrols on Le Braye throughout October

From Sunday (September 26), RNLI lifeguards will end their duty at St Brelade’s Bay but will continue a weekend patrol only on Le Braye until mid-October (October 23-31), when they will resume a daily lifeguard service.

During the peak summer season, RNLI lifeguards operate at four beaches on the island to reflect the increase in the number of beach users, providing people with a wide range of choices when planning a visit to the side.

As we move away from summer, the life-saving charity is using a phased approach to withdraw lifeguard service based on a variety of factors including visitor numbers, past incident statistics, and local hazards. .

Jersey RNLI lifeguards will continue to operate between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Le Braye on weekends in October until mid-session week (October 23-31), where they will resume daily lifeguard coverage.

Nathan Elms, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor in Jersey, says:

“This time of year the sea temperature is the hottest and we tend to see an increase in swell, which means bigger and more consistent waves, which can increase the power and frequency of the waves. return currents.

Even the most experienced beach goers and swimmers can be surprised by the rips. If you ever find yourself caught in a tear, try to remember the following safety tips, don’t try to swim against it or you will burn out. If you can stand up, wade and don’t swim. If you can, swim parallel to the shore until there are no more tears, then head to the shore. If you can, always raise your hand and cry for help.

People using the beaches and going in the water here in Jersey can help protect themselves. Know your limits and don’t overstep them because that’s when you can put yourself in danger. Take note of the safety signs at the entrance to the beach and understand the local dangers. Always check tide conditions and times before setting out and never enter the water alone.

If you can, always swim on a beach with lifeguards between the red and yellow flags. Keep an eye out for your friends and family and if you ever see someone struggling in the water, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.

The association recently launched the RNLI lifeguard call in order to raise the necessary funds to train rescuers to do their vital work.

Dave Nicoll, fundraising and partnerships manager for the appeal, says:

“The RNLI rescuers in Jersey have worked extremely hard throughout the spring and summer to provide a world class rescue service that continues into the fall.

If you have been helped by an RNLI lifeguard this summer, or just want to donate, please visit our JustGiving page.

Without the generosity of your donations, they could not stay on the beach to keep people safe.

RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews have operated alongside rescuers throughout the summer and continue to be on call 24/7, ready to respond to emergencies when their pager goes off.

To donate to the RNLI Southwest Lifeguard Appeal, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SW-Lifeguard-Appeal-2021

To find the nearest supervised beach visit: https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/lifeguarded-beaches

Notes to Editors

· Please find attached an image of an RNLI lifeguard on the lookout in Jersey (Credit: RNLI)

· To support the RNLI Lifeguard Appeal, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SW-Lifeguard-Appeal-2021

· Follow the link to see which beaches are currently watched https://rnli.org/find-my-nearest/beaches-with-lifeguards-on-patrol

· To support RNLI lifeguards, visit: www.rnli.org/donate

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