August in Denmark: Diligent Danes don’t drown!

As warm weather drew pale-skinned, sun-deprived Danes and expats to the nation’s beaches, they were cautioned that the lifeguards packed up shop at the end of the school holiday.

However, Rene Højer from TrygFonden Coastal Lifesaving told DR that swimmers need to be vigilant at all times, and that lifeguards were no “guarantee of safety”.