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Campaigning through busy summer has kept people safe, says RNLI

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Those tasked with patrolling Norfolk's waters say the mild weather and water safety campaigning has helped prevent tragedies this summer.

Earlier this year the RNLI and HM Coastguard warned that this summer was expected to see record numbers of people flock to the coast, as many chose to holiday at home rather than risk travelling abroad amid uncertainty over restrictions.

At the same time as issuing the warnings, the emergency services increased water safety messaging and made sure beaches had lifeguards, rescue boats were ready to go if needed and the public knew what to do if an incident occurred.

Now, as the summer holidays come to a close, the emergency services have said the preparations paid off, with a minimal number of serious incidents and far fewer than summer 2020.

RNLI water safety lead, Nick Ayers, front, at Brancaster beach for the National........

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