Now that the summer is in full swing, many of us will be heading to the beach to not only cool down but keep the kids entertained.


And while it is a great way to spend the day, it is important you teach your children to be careful when near water. Sadly, despite previous warnings about the dangers of using inflatables in the sea, children are still being rescued after their device floats too far out. 


The RNLI have now issued another warning about using inflatables in the sea after four children under ten had to be rescued at Tenby’s Castle Beach.



The incident, which happened at the weekend, saw the four children - one in a rubber ring and three on bodyboards - drifting 100 m out to sea. According to RNLI lifeguard John Morris, who rescued to the children, off-shore winds and an incoming tide made the situation worse.


“Incidents such as this show the dangers of using inflatables in the sea, especially when the wind is blowing offshore. People using inflatables should only do so at lifeguarded beaches and should seek advice from RNLI lifeguards on tides and wind conditions before entering the water,” said RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Adam Pitman.


Earlier this month, a 10-month-old baby had to be rescued in Turkey after she drifted nearly a kilometre out to sea due to a strong current and lack of supervision.