Brighton lifeguard advises how to stay safe on the beach

Two children have died in recent days as a result of being washed out to sea while on holiday, the first on the Somerset coast and the second in Portugal.

Brighton Coastguard manager Graham Easton explains here how you can stay safe on the beach.

Most importantly, he advises to only enter the water between the red and yellow flags which signify that a beach is supervised by lifeguards. He also advises against going in after someone who is in trouble.

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Portugal drowning pair named

A five-year-old British girl and her 66-year-old grandfather who drowned off a Portuguese beach have been named by sources as Lara Lewis and Brian O'Dwyer.