Eastbourne’s lifeguards on patrol for the season

Lifeguards are now on patrol on Eastbourne’s main beaches helping residents and visitors stay safe at the seaside for the season.

The skilled team are stationed between the Pier and Wish Tower are trained in first aid, rescue methods, life support, spinal management, weather meteorology, boat handling and regularly undergo fitness training. 

Last season the team responded to a number of emergencies in the water ranging from swimmers and kayakers getting into difficulty, to casualties at sea, along with first aid incidents, including cuts and grazes and heatstroke.

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