Coast Guard lifeguards safe three lives
[Feb 07 2017]
personnel of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) stationed at Lifesaving
Stations in the Southern coastal area have saved the lives of several
people including a foreign national during two separate occasions on
Saturday (04th February).
According to SLCG media sources Coast Guard lifeguards
stationed at Balapitiya beach had rescued two locals aged 48 and 11
years while being dragged away to sea. Lifesavers on duty at the Bentota
beach had saved the life of a 21 year old Yemeni national from being
swept away by currents.
The Sri Lanka Coast Guard had stationed its
well-trained lifeguards in life saving stationed established at popular
beaches around the country. At present there are 196 professional
lifeguards in the SLCG manning 13 lifesaving stations. So far SLCG
lifeguards have saved over 800 precious lives including 319 foreigners
from drowning at sea.
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