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Coastguard issues warning over coastal safety  

8 January 2017

The coastguard service is warning people to take precautions when around the coast in cold weather and icy conditions.


Matt Pavitt, an operations commander for UK Coastguard, said people  have become injured, lost and cold because they have been poorly prepared.


He said: “It’s essential to remember to wrap up warm, wear sturdy footwear, stay away from cliff edges and keep your dogs on a lead.


He added: “It’s easy to get caught up in enjoying time on the beach or exploring coastal areas but make sure you keep a careful eye on the sea which can easily catch out even people with extensive knowledge of tides.”