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Offline Maik

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Swim safe
« on: Thursday, 04 July, 2019 @ 01:15:33 »
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Swimming safety guidelines issued

The National Public Health Organization (EODY) on Wednesday issued a series of guidelines aimed at reducing the number of drownings at Greece’s beaches, advising people with children to be vigilant at all times and to opt for locations that have a lifeguard service.

It advised swimming parallel to the coastline, allowing ample time for digestion after meals before going into the water, and avoiding unnecessary risks like diving headfirst into unknown waters or consuming alcohol before going for a swim.

An average of some 400 people drown in Greece’s seas every year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/242166/article/ekathimerini/news/swimming-safety-guidelines-issued

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Re: Swim safe
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 04 July, 2019 @ 01:16:56 »
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Four people drown in Greece

Greek port authorities recorded four drownings in three separate incidents on Wednesday.

A 97-year-old unconscious man was pulled out of the water on the beach Kalogria near Patras and was pronounced dead at the local hospital.

In the regional unit of Achaia, a 64-year-old died while swimming at the beach of Aghios Georgios, near Egio, and two more men, aged 79 and 57, drowned on the island of Aegina.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/242164/article/ekathimerini/news/four-people-drown-in-greece

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Re: Swim safe
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, 06 July, 2019 @ 23:20:40 »
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Swimming safety guidelines issued

The National Public Health Organization (EODY) on Wednesday issued a series of guidelines aimed at reducing the number of drownings at Greece’s beaches, advising people with children to be vigilant at all times and to opt for locations that have a lifeguard service.

It advised swimming parallel to the coastline, allowing ample time for digestion after meals before going into the water, and avoiding unnecessary risks like diving headfirst into unknown waters or consuming alcohol before going for a swim.

An average of some 400 people drown in Greece’s seas every year.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/242166/article/ekathimerini/news/swimming-safety-guidelines-issued


I suppose there's a lot of water and a lot of swimming, but... 400 drownings! :(


Tony