Coastguards are kept busy this summer coordinating searches for missing children

The warm weather means UK’s beaches are filling up and Coastguards are being kept busy coordinating frequent searches for missing children around UK’s coastline.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency urge parents to keep children closeby and within sight at all times whilst visiting the coast. Free wrist bands for children are available from Coastguards stations, lifeguards and most Tourist Information centres. Parents write a mobile number on them and lost children can be reunited more quickly with their anxious parents!