Stay safe while on the beach

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SUN-SEEKERS are being warned to stay safe when they hit the beach.

With the summer sun set to make a return, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is issuing advice on how to stay safe in and around water.

Traditionally, the number of accidental drownings peaks during spells of warm weather, particularly when the warm conditions coincide with weekends and school holidays.

RoSPA is keen for families to enjoy the outdoors during the summer but have fun safely.

David Walker, of RoSPA, said: “Our advice is to swim at properly-supervised sites, such as lifeguarded beaches or swimming pools.

“Among the hazards to consider on a hot day is water can be a lot colder than expected and there may be strong currents.”