Speeding jet skis scare swimmers at Chalkwell

A hot sunny day at Chalkwell saw Chalkwell Lifeguards Club Volunteers providing skin care advice and sun lotion to the beachgoers of Chalkwell.

But the tranquil scene was suddenly transformed by several jet skis speeding up and down close to the shore ignoring the eight knot speed limit within a quarter of a mile of the shore.

Frightened swimmers tried frantically to wave them away. Reports were made to The Southend Pier and Foreshore Department and Southend Community Safety Officers attemped to take the registration numbers of the speeding craft.

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Mick Ferris

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