Lifeguards stationed at Camber Sands after tragic deaths

Lifeguards will be stationed at Camber Sands following the tragic deaths of five men, the RNLI has confirmed.

Saturday, 27th August 2016, 3:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:33 pm
The air ambulance landing on the beach at Camber Sands. Photo by @Tashka4 on Twitter

In response to the deaths, which took place on Wednesday, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution is providing a team of five to six lifeguards and equipment over the Bank Holiday weekend.

It was recently revealed that the five men were friends from London who had visited for the day. Click here for the full story.

In a statement, the RNLI said it was to ‘provide reassurance to the public’ by providing a temporary lifeguard service which will work alongside the existing local authority personnel from Rother District Council.

The lifeguards will be there from 9am to 6pm, Saturday to Monday.

The RNLI offered to provide the lifeguards over the weekend and the Council accepted its offer.

In addition to the lifeguard service the RNLI said it will also be providing a team which will be on hand to provide safety information to all visitors at the beach.

The RNLI provides lifeguard cover on over 240 beaches throughout the UK.

The charity advised that anyone who is not familiar with Camber Sands should speak to the lifeguard before entering the water, and to visit before visiting.

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