Drishti identifies 18 hot-spots. Lifeguards and IRB to be deployed at the hot-spots
Goa Khabar: Earlier this morning at 10.00hrs, an alert night IRB police constable Chari was quick to recognise and avert an incident at Candolim involving an Indian tourist who was in an inebriated state. If it wasn’t for the quick thinking of Constable Chari the incident may not have ended well. The tourist hailing from Nagpur who was under the influence of alcohol was sleeping on the beach. As the water levels rose, he began floating towards a potentially dangerous area with rip currents. Sensing that the man was in danger, Constable Chari removed the tourist from the water with the help of a Russian tourist. The lifeguard who was patrolling another part of the beach rushed to the spot and assisted in placing the victim in the recovery position and administered first aid and oxygen. The 108 ambulance was called for and the victim was shifted to the ambulance.
On the instructions of the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel have been deployed at key beaches to arrest the consumption of alcohol on beaches.
Drishti has identified 18 number of hot-spot areas along the coast which are potentially dangerous for swimming. These include the rocky areas of Anjuna, Vagator, Baga and Sinquerim area which are completely out of bounds. The riverside areas in Mobor and Morjim as well as the Baga creek are considered potentially unsafe areas. IRB personnel along with lifeguards have been deployed at these zones to prevent any untoward incident.
Hot-spots: North Goa
Hot-spots: South Goa