RNLI lifeguards remind paddlers to seek training and advice this summer

RNLI lifeguards and volunteer lifeboat crew are urging kayakers and canoeists to seek professional advice and training before venturing out on Welsh waters this summer. The charity’s lifeguards, who offer advice and safety cover on 28 of Wales’s beaches throughout the summer season, see an alarming amount of the public hiring kayaks and canoe equipment and not seeking professional advice before going out to sea.

Many people have chosen to enjoy the Welsh coast this summer by taking the opportunity to hire equipment from various shops across the country. Some hire stores offer induction courses for beginners, and safety advice and leaflets can by picked up from various places along the beach. Read more on the RNLI website…