Coast Guard Safety Advice
With the bad weather set to continue, high winds will also be expected which can be extremely dangerous, especially in the coastal areas of Cleveland.
Please follow the below advice on behalf of Coast Guard Safety …..
At the Coast, if you are heading out for a walk, stick to the coastal paths, avoid the mud and wear appropriate footwear and clothing. If you can, let someone know where you are heading and what time you expect to return, and always carry a mobile phone.
We cannot stress enough that piers, rocks, harbours and the water’s edge are not safe places to be when the weather is bad.
Wave dodging or playing chicken with waves is extremely dangerous. It can be slippery and because there is little to hold onto even a small wave can come out of nowhere and quickly wash you into the sea. Equally so, no photograph or ‘selfie’ is worth risking your life for. The seas are unforgiving in bad weather.
We would urge people to think carefully about the risks they take and be extremely careful when near any body of water during inclement weather. If you see anyone in trouble call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.
For more information on safety around the coast please click here: https://coastguardsafety.campaign.gov.uk/