NSRI urges beach goers to be cautious over the festive season
By Cindy Witten
27 December 2008
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is appealing to beach goers to go to beaches and swim where and when life guards are on duty.
NSRI’s Craig Lambinon says that swimmers should not go to deep into the ocean and that children should at all times be accompanied by a responsible adult. Lambinon says it’s not only swimmers who need to exercise caution.
“We are also appealing to anyone launching any kind of craft to go to sea, of onto inland water ways, to wear their life jackets at all times while on the water,” he said.
NRSI says that life-jackets should be the correct size for the individual wearing the life-jacket and that they should be fastened correctly and securely.