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Image caption Thousands of people descended on Bournemouth beach, among others, on Friday. The UK's coastguard is urging people to be careful in the sea, after recording its highest number of daily call-outs in more than four years. There were 329 incidents dealt with on Friday, including people cut off by the tide and reports of missing children. Friday was the hottest day of the year and the third hottest ever recorded in the UK, BBC Weather said. But "some people will remember 31 July for all the wrong reasons," said HM Coastguard's duty operations director. "We completely understand that people want to enjoy the coast," said Julie-Anne Wood. "We also know that even the most experienced... Full story

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