Water safety needs to be an international language / by Kian West

'Never swim alone, stay between the flags' and 'ask lifeguards for help' are among water safety tips printed in three different languages for overseas visitors this summer.

Newcastle City Council has printed flyers bearing simple water safety messages in Chinese, Japanese and Arabic to coincide with the resumption of full beach patrols by council lifeguards.

The city's heroic lifeguards return to Dixon Park, Stockton and Newcastle beaches for the summer surf season this Saturday until 29 April 2018.

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