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Coast Guard warning to parents after two incidents of lost children Bath City News

Scorching temperatures and a bank holiday weekend can only mean one thing: crowds of people heading to the seaside towns of Somerset.

Busy beaches have led to many incidents for emergency services and coast guards.

Burnham Coast Guard Rescue Team responded to two incidents of children lost at the beach yesterday.

The two separate incidents occurred between Brean Beach and Berrow Beach.

Fortunately, the two children were reunited with their parents after a quick response from the team.

Burnham Coast Guard Rescue Team has issued advice to parents.

In a Facebook post, they said: “Children are easily confused on a beach, the unfamiliar surroundings and people all wearing similar clothes can easily throw them away.

“Our advice for staying safe on a beach is this …

“When you arrive, choose something that stands out as a meeting point if someone gets lost.

“Take a photo of everyone in your group, so if we need it, we have an up-to-date accurate photo.

“Also, find out if there is a system of children’s wristbands, this is a free wristband on which you can fill in important information such as their name, age and a contact number in case of loss.

“But the most important thing to do is call 999 and ask the Coast Guard, the sooner you call, the sooner we can help each other.”

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This notice was published: 2021-06-01 08:50:49

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