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Council and RNLI team up for lifeguards

Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Lifeguards from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will be on duty in Denbighshire for the first time this summer.

Starting in May, two beaches will be patrolled by a new seasonal service run in partnership between the RNLI and Denbighshire County Council.

For many years the council has employed lifeguards in Rhyl and Prestatyn beaches.

Now the RNLI, which already operates lifeguards on 32 beaches in Wales and more than 220 across the UK, will run the service after a partnership with the Council was approved by Cabinet Members.

Last year our lifeguards assisted more than 900 people on 32 beaches in Wales and we are really pleased to begin working with Denbighshire County Council to provide a lifeguard service at Rhyl and Prestatyn.

Our lifeguards will build on the council’s good work and provide a safety service fitting for these two popular beaches.

– Peter Rooney, RNLI Lifeguard Manager