Swimmers warned of spring tide

2017-12-07 06:01

NSRI is warning the public to be extra cautious in the water this weekend especially because a full moon spring tide is expected on Sunday December 3.

SAFETY TIPS:

• Bathers caught in a rip current should not panic. Simply stay afloat by treading water and not try to swim against the current.

• Scream for help and wave to people on the beach to raise the alarm.

• Swim at beaches only where lifeguards are on duty, obey the instructions of the lifeguards and only swim within the safe swimming zones lifeguards mark with red and yellow flags.

• Make sure that children are supervised in coastal and inland water.

• Anglers should always be vigilant and not turn their back to the sea at any time.

• When on a boat, paddling, sailing boarders or launching any kind of craft, ensure you have a life jacket on.

• Teach children they should only swim between the lifeguard flags, where lifeguards can always see them.

• Don’t drink and drown. Alcohol and water do not mix.

• Have emergency numbers on your phone before you go to the beach.

• Do not allow children use floating objects, toys or tyre tubes at the beach or in dams.

For more information, go to www.nsri.org.za

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