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OPERATION CENTRE (EOC)

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NSRI SAFETY ALERT: The full moon Spring tide is now at its peak and will be for the remainder of this weekend and into the new week! And summer season is here …

LET’S KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE

We are appealing to everyone to adopt a Safety, Safety, Safety mindset in all activities this summer season.

Do not drink alcohol and swim.

Bathers at beaches swim where and when lifeguards are on duty between the lifeguard “safe swimming zone” flags - obey the lifeguards for everyone’s safety.

Beach bathers, shoreline anglers, and coastal hikers be aware of two high tides and two low tides around the coast every day.

Be aware of rip currents that can pull swimmers out to sea.

During full moon and new moon “Spring tide” brings higher than normal high tides and lower than normal low tides that can cause stronger than normal rip currents.

Swimmers at rivers, lakes, and dams swim with a floating aid for safety and visibility. (But do not let the floating aid blow you away from the shore in strong winds).

Don’t venture too far from the shore.

if you get tired in the water float on your back and don’t panic - fill your lungs with air to aid floatation and stay calm.

Parents and caregivers ensure that responsible, sober adults supervise children while they are swimming in water or when they are around water.

Wear bright clothing. (Especially children at the beach).

Your swimming pool at home should be cloaked in safety.

Boaters, paddlers and sailors – wear your life-jacket and download and always use NSRI’s free SafeTrx smartphone App when out on the water and know how to use your safety equipment - a referee whistle, red distress flares and cell phone fully charged in a watertight plastic sleeve.

Always keep a responsible family member or friend updated with where you are going, your expected return time and check in on your safe return.

In an EMERGENCY call: 112 or call NSRI EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE: 0870949774.

Have Safety, Safety, Safety top of mind always, and LET’S KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE.

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