William Eichler 15 August 2019

Council reviews beach safety after the deaths of two teenagers

Council reviews beach safety after the deaths of two teenagers image

A district council has committed to a review into beach safety after the deaths of two teenagers who got into difficulty while swimming.

Haider Shamas, 18, and his 14-year-old sibling Malika, were rescued in the sea off Clacton, Essex, last Thursday. Their cousin, 15, was also rescued.

Malika died a few hours after the rescue from what the coroner has provisionally determined to be immersion, while Haider died two days later from pneumonia and brain damage brought on by immersion.

Their cousin is expected to make a full recovery.

Tendring District Council has said that it is reviewing beach safety measures.

‘We have been carrying out a lot of work with the newly formed Tendring Water Safety Partnership, made up several agencies involved in such issues including the RNLI [Royal National Lifeboat Institution], to look at what can be done to address any safety concerns,’ a council spokesperson said.

‘Work has included rolling out water safety messaging to schools through “train the trainer” sessions, development of a water safety film, and being successful in getting the Swim Safe initiative from Swim England and the RNLI to be delivered to 2,000 young people in Dovercourt, Walton and Clacton this summer.’

‘Part of the Forum’s work also includes a signage review along Clacton seafront, and this could be carried out in other parts of the district too,’ they added. ?

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

SEN Caseworker Officer

North Yorkshire County Council
£29,636 - £32,029 per annum pro rata
The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with SEND or additional needs in children’s services including... Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Speech and Language Therapist - Personalised Learning Pathways

North Yorkshire County Council
£32,029 - £34,788 per annum pro rata
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the PLP programme which supports young people (16-25) to develop and progress through... North Yorkshire
Recuriter: North Yorkshire County Council

Senior Social Workers x3 - FS&P - Basildon

Essex County Council
£39164 - £47404 per annum + + Free Parking & Excellent Package
We are looking for an experienced, motivated and creative social worker to join our team. England, Essex, Basildon
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Deputy Chief Executive & s.151 Officer

Wychavon District Council
package to £90k
This is an exceptional career development opportunity, and the perfect role for a talented public service leader with ambition. Worcestershire
Recuriter: Wychavon District Council

Senior Practitioner - Family Support & Protection

Essex County Council
Up to £237 per day + Umbrella
Managing a defined caseload, the social worker is responsible for working effectively with children, young people and families/carers to achieve positive change and improved outcomes. England, Essex, Basildon
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue