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Winter lifeguard services at beaches
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (October 28) announced the following arrangements for lifeguard services at its 38 gazetted beaches during the period between November 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017:

Deep Water Bay Beach, Clear Water Bay Second Beach, Silverstrand Beach and Golden Beach
November 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017
Lifeguard services available from 8am to 5pm daily

Repulse Bay Beach, Middle Bay Beach, Stanley Main Beach and Big Wave Bay Beach
November 1 to 30, 2016, and March 1 to 31, 2017
Lifeguard services available from 8am to 5pm daily

December 1, 2016, to February 28, 2017
Lifeguard services suspended

     Lifeguard services at the remaining 30 LCSD beaches will be suspended from November 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017. These beaches are South Bay Beach, Chung Hom Kok Beach, St Stephen's Beach, Shek O Beach and Turtle Cove Beach in Southern District; Trio Beach, Kiu Tsui Beach, Hap Mun Bay Beach and Clear Water Bay First Beach in Sai Kung District; Hung Shing Yeh Beach, Lo So Shing Beach, Kwun Yam Beach, Cheung Chau Tung Wan Beach, Silver Mine Bay Beach, Pui O Beach, Upper Cheung Sha Beach, Lower Cheung Sha Beach and Tong Fuk Beach in Islands District; Butterfly Beach, Castle Peak Beach, Kadoorie Beach, Cafeteria Old Beach and Cafeteria New Beach in Tuen Mun District; and Hoi Mei Wan Beach, Casam Beach, Lido Beach, Approach Beach, Anglers' Beach, Ting Kau Beach and Ma Wan Tung Wan Beach in Tsuen Wan District.

     The LCSD calls on members of the public to observe water safety while swimming. People should swim at the beaches only when lifeguard services are available. Please do not enter the water when the red flag is hoisted.
Ends/Friday, October 28, 2016
Issued at HKT 11:05
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