Seaside warning to parents in holidays

Lifeguards on our region's beaches are urging parents to keep children safe at the seaside as the school holidays get underway.

They say one of the biggest problems are high winds which mean things like inflatable dinghies are quickly blown out to sea.

There is also the danger of under currents pulling people out into the water if people paddle out too far.

Lifeguard Danielle Frost works at Rhyl in North Wales and said:

"A lot of people don't realise and will walk out so far, thinking they are on a sandbank.

"When they step off the edge they can go from being a foot deep to six feet deep and if that's a young child and they can't swim they'll be straight under straight away."