Exmouth watch patrols have been extended

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 April 2016

Exmouth beach. Ref exe 5986-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth beach. Ref exe 5986-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Exmouth Coastwatch is extending its patrols to provide added protection along the coast.

This will be done by creating four-day weekends, to include Fridays and Mondays, from this month until the May 23.

Coastwatch will then commence its seven-day-a-week summer watches, from 10am until 6pm.

Barry Davies, of Exmouth Coastwatch, said: “Last year, Exmouth was the fourth busiest coachwatch station in the country, as far as recorded incidents were concerned.

“This illustrates the potential for difficulties caused by the rapid currents and causing accidents for all manner of water users, be they yachtsmen, motor launches, rigid inflatable boats, jet skis, wind and kite surfers or, simply, swimmers who may be using untethered inflatable dinghies or rubber rings.”

Exmouth Coastwatch needs volunteers. For more information, visit www.exmouthcoastwatch.co.uk.

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