Safety warning to beachgoers

The golden sands of Scarborough South Bay as summer weather returns.  Picture by Andrew Higgins 122962a 22/07/12
The golden sands of Scarborough South Bay as summer weather returns. Picture by Andrew Higgins 122962a 22/07/12

Rescuers are warning Scarborough beachgoers to remain cautious following a string of call-outs this week as temperatures continue to soar.

Coastguards received two separate reports of missing children yesterday and the lifeboat was called out to a struggling kayaker off Marine Drive.

Phil Saltonstall, watch officer for Humber Coastguard, said: “We had a number of what we call standard summer call-outs.

“It’s pretty regular. Summer is characterised for us by a lot of incidents like this - missing children, people floating out to see on lilos, holiday makers on the coast who bite off a bit more than they can chew.”

The children were found safe and well and the kayaker was brought back to safety by Scarborough lifeguards.