Lifeguards have busy day at Aberdour beach

Lifeguards keeping Aberdour's Silver Sands safe
Lifeguards keeping Aberdour's Silver Sands safe

RNLI lifeguards on duty at Aberdour’s Silver Sands had a busy day yesterday (Thursday) as hundreds flocked to the beach to enjoy the sunshine.

Lifeguards Lachlan Edwards and Lisa Malpas were kept busy as over 3000 people visited the popular spot.

They reunited several lost children with their parents, treated an infant with an allergic reaction and provided vital casualty care for a child who had suffered a badly fractured arm.

Chris Rigby, lifeguard supervisor, said: “We’re so proud of how hard the lifeguards worked on all of our beaches today. This is a beautiful stretch of coast, which we want everyone to enjoy safely.”

RNLI lifeguards are on duty at Coldingham Bay, Aberdour (Silver Sands), Burntisland, Leven and St Andrews East from 10am until 6pm seven days a week until Sunday, September 6.

Anyone going to the beach for the remainder of the season is advised to swim between the red and yellow flags at one of the lifeguard-covered beaches and if they are unsure of local conditions, to speak to the lifeguards who will be more than happy to offer advice and help people to enjoy the beach safely.

The RNLI is working in partnership with Scottish Borders and the Fife Coast Countryside Trust to provide lifeguard services.