Julie said scores of children played in the water, oblivious to the potential danger. "I just feel there should be a warning sign," she said.
Redcar and Cleveland Council's community safety member, Cllr Joyce Benbow, said: "We are extremely concerned to hear about this incident. The council's resorts manager is investigating with a visit to the area and will consider what appropriate action needs to be taken. We are currently operating a beach patrol service, with bases at Saltburn and Redcar, which will offer seven-day-a-week coverage throughout the school holidays. Our safety advice is simple: anyone wanting to enter the water should do so in a lifeguard-patrolled area."
The signs have been created in accordance with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute's beach signs guidelines. The signs - a yellow triangle - will say, Caution Deep Water, Please Bathe Between Flags. Councillor Joyce Benbow said, "We hope this will underline the possible dangers of using these waters, which can be five feet deep in some places and are outside the recommended bathing area, highlighted by the flag on either side of the beach patrol's base on the lower esplanade. We would also like to take this opportunity to warn all families that the sea and our rivers can be extremely dangerous places."