Call to re­spect the water

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

WITH the weather im­prov­ing and the beaches get­ting busier, volunteers at the RNLI char­ity’s new boathouse in Burry Port would like to re­mind peo­ple that if they find them­selves in the water un­ex­pect­edly to adopt the Float to Live tech­nique.

Re­spect the Water is the RNLI’s na­tional drown­ing pre­ven­tion cam­paign.

Five steps to float

1. If you fall into water, fight your in­stinct to swim un­til the cold water shock passes

2. Lean back, extend your arms and legs

3. If you need to, gen­tly move them around to help you float

4. Float un­til you can con­trol your breathing

5. Only then, call for help or swim to safety

Check the web­site for more in­for­ma­tion www. re­spect­the­wa­

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