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If there isn't a lifeguard on duty, please don't swim.

That’s the urgent appeal by the National Sea Rescue Institute as the warm weather means people flock to beaches across the country’s coastline.

Bradley Seaton-Smith, a spokesperson for the NSRI said it’s a simple yet lifesaving act to only visit a beach where a lifeguard is on duty.

“Rip currents pose a real danger and can easily catch you off guard and pull you into deeper water. Lifeguards are trained to spot these danger zones and guide beachgoers on where to enjoy the water safely.”

Last year, the NSRI was entrusted with looking after 21 beaches nationwide. This year, that number has been increased to 65.

“There are many other ways you can keep yourself and others safe, such as by learning how to do bystander CPR, making sure you know to call 112 in an emergency, or having the NSRI emergency number saved in your phone before you go to the beach.”

The NSRI’s emergency number is 087 094 9774.

Image credit: NSRI

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