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  • You’re caught in a rip current – what do you do?

    Luckily when a young bodyboarder got caught in a strong rip current last Summer, he was on a lifeguarded beach.

    RNLI Lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown, who went to his rescue, explains what happened and what to do if you get caught out.

    RNLI Lifeguard Joby Wolfenden-Brown rescues a young bodyboarder from a powerful rip current
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    Would your young ones know what to do if they got into trouble in the surf?

    With our free Hold Tight, Hand Up! safety pack they’ll learn how to stay safe in no time.

    And pick up some great tips on catching those waves!

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    Beach Smart teaches children how to be awesome in the waves and stay safe
You’re caught in a rip current – what do you do?

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Rhyl lifeboats exercise with new Coastguard Sikorsky S92 helicopter, based in Caernarfon, Gwynedd

23 June 2015

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Happy 30th Birthday Storm Force!Join our 30th birthday celebrations - sign little ones up to our club.

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