Think twice about entering the water or boating and heed safety warnings – Public Safety cabinet member

Following the tragic events of the bank holiday weekend a senior councillor at Cornwall Council is appealing to people to heed official safety warnings on beaches and to think twice about entering the water or going boating at the moment.

Rob Nolan, Lib Dem portfolio holder for the environment and Public Safety at the Council is concerned that the hot weather will lure people into a feeling of false security, putting lives in danger and further stretching blue light services that are already at full stretch coping with coronavirus pandemic.

Rob Nolan said:

“We are working closely with the Coastguard and RNLI to try and keep the public as safe as possible, but it is simply best if people avoid the water at the moment.

“It isn’t just the usual dangers that are always present when you have large numbers of people entering the water, but also the difficulties surrounding social distancing in busy car parks and on beaches.”

Cornwall Council are working with the RNLI to provide cover at the Cornish beaches considered in most need of lifeguard cover from the following weekend. These include Widemouth, Gwithian, Fistral, Mawgan Porth, Polzeath, Constantine, Perranporth.

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