Travel Safety and Emergency Services

River Safety and Conditions

Whether you are planning a leisurely riverside stroll or gearing up for an exciting water adventure, understanding river safety is crucial for a fun and worry-free experience.

Here are some essential tips to keep in mind:

Know the area: Familiarise yourself with the river’s flow, potential hazards, and any local regulations before setting out on your journey.

Wear a life jacket: Always wear a properly fitted life jacket when near or on the water, regardless of your swimming abilities.

Stay hydrated: Bring plenty of water with you to stay hydrated, especially on hot days when you may be tempted to cool off in the river.

Buddy up: Whenever possible, avoid exploring rivers or waterways alone. Having a buddy with you can provide an extra layer of safety and support in case of an emergency.

Emergency contacts: Make sure to have local emergency service contacts saved in your phone or written down in case you need assistance.


Visit royal lifesaving for tips on river safety.

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