Sea

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  • Crumbling cliffs

    Risk:

    Cliffs can be slippery or unstable, causing you to fall in

    Precautions:

    Stay away from the cliff edge

  • Change in water depth

    Risk:

    Water depth can change suddenly due to the sea bed.

    Precaution:

    Be cautious of sudden depth change. Read the warning signs.

  • Water sports

    Risk:

    Swimming in areas of the sea where boats, surfboards, jet skis or other water sports are operating is extremely hazardous and could cause injury or fatality

    Precaution:

    Pay attention to the beach flags. Only swim in areas marked with red and yellow flags. Don’t swim in areas marked with the black and white flag which indicates that there are water sports in operation

  • Rip currents

  • Tides and winds

    Risk:

    Every year, people get caught out by rapidly rising water and end up being trapped in isolated bays. Inflatables often get blown out to sea and away from safety.

    Precaution:

    Make sure you know when the incoming tide is expected and where all the exits are. Do not use inflatables in open water. Use them in sheltered and confined spaces, such as rock pools

  • Rocks

    Risk:

    Hidden rocks in the sea can cause injury and cuts from rocks can become seriously infected if the water is polluted

    Precaution:

    Be careful when moving in the sea and do not jump into the water when you cannot see what is underneath

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