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Byline: With further storms set to hit UK and Irish shores in the next week the RNLI would like to remind everyone of the dangers of breaking waves around our coastline.
Page Content: Extreme wave heights combined with high tides have made some normal coastal activities we take for granted significantly more risky; the force of surging water or breaking waves can easily knock you over and quickly drag you out of their depth.

Pip Hare RNLI Coastal Safety Manager said :‘Those particularly at risk from these conditions are walkers on beaches or harbour walls when the water is high, spectators looking at the waves who get too close as well as anglers fishing from rocks or exposed headlands.  With wave over 10m forecast in the South West this evening areas which you may have considered to be safe before could be underwater when large waves come ashore.

‘If you are planning a coastal activity, our advice is to watch the shore from a safe distance and assess the conditions; think about the risk before deciding if  you need to go closer.’

Byline: With further storms set to hit UK and Irish shores in the next week the RNLI would like to remind everyone of the dangers of breaking waves around our coastline.
Page Content: Extreme wave heights combined with high tides have made some normal coastal activities we take for granted significantly more risky; the force of surging water or breaking waves can easily knock you over and quickly drag you out of their depth.

Pip Hare RNLI Coastal Safety Manager said :‘Those particularly at risk from these conditions are walkers on beaches or harbour walls when the water is high, spectators looking at the waves who get too close as well as anglers fishing from rocks or exposed headlands.  With wave over 10m forecast in the South West this evening areas which you may have considered to be safe before could be underwater when large waves come ashore.

‘If you are planning a coastal activity, our advice is to watch the shore from a safe distance and assess the conditions; think about the risk before deciding if  you need to go closer.’