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Water Safety

Living in the Humber gives us access to miles of beautiful beaches on the Holderness and North East Lincolnshire Coasts. While this can be a huge asset for being active, if good practice is not followed it can present a serious risk.

It is vital to understand how to stay safe in and around water. In 2022 there were 597 deaths in water.

If you are in an emergency situation, you should call 999 and ask for the Coastguard when out at sea or ask for the Fire and Rescue service when at an inland body of water.

It is important when going in the sea that you check the weather forecast and tide times in advance and are able to swim confidently.

Below are some resources on how to stay safe in water and on the coast.

Float To Live Campaign

If you find yourself in difficulty while in the water do not try to swim hard. Do tilt your head back, relax and float.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)’s Float To Live campaign is an easy guide on how to save your own life when in the water. It features a five step guide on what to do and a short video demonstrating this.

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Local beach safety information

Cleethorpes Beach

North East Lincolnshire Council has some information on it’s website about staying safe at Cleethorpes Beach, including local safety provisions.

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East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding or Yorkshire Council have a webpage with safety advice for the beaches of the Holderness Coast.

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Swim England’s Learn To Swim resource

Knowing how to swim is a life skill which opens up new possibilities, provides confidence and helps with safety in the water.

The Swim England Learn to Swim Programme is a world-leading syllabus, helping children and adults to learn how to swim.

The Swim England website feature’s information on how and where you or your child can have swimming lessons and gain certificates in swimming.

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