Four key water safety tips

You could save lives by sharing these water safety tips when chatting to people who are visiting the beach and/or coast.

1. Float to Live

If you get in trouble on the water, tilt your head back with ears submerged. Relax and try to control your breathing, using your hands to help keep you afloat. Then call for help or swim to safety.

2. How to get out of a rip current

If you find yourself being swept out to sea, don’t try to swim against the tide. You’ll only exhaust yourself. If you can stand up, wade. If you can, swim parallel to the shore until you’re free of the rip. Always raise your hand and shout for help.

3. Don’t get caught out by the tide

Watch out for the incoming tide. Always take a phone with you and keep it securely attached to your body, so you can call for help if needed.

4. In an emergency dial 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard

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You can also point people towards for detailed safety information about their water-based activities.

Tide times in the UK vary around the coast depending on the position of the moon, sun and various other influences. Using tide tables generated from tidal prediction data, it is possible to see where and when a high tide will occur on any date at a given location.

Check out the link below for up to date tide times for Silloth.