As bank holiday weekend approaches check tide time and stay safe at the seaside

With the school holidays well underway and the busy bank holiday weekend around the corner, coastguards and the Shipping Minister are coming together to remind families, children and visitors of the importance of checking weather and tide times to stay safe whilst at the beach and along the coast.

Already this summer coastguards have dealt with many beach-related incidents, with a particularly high number of people being caught out by the tide and needing to be rescued after becoming stranded. Since 1st July, almost 150 such rescues have been carried out around the UK coast, with around 80% involving children. Read more on the MCA webiste…