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Last modified on: 2/7/2017 12:09:36 PM Coast Guard lifeguards safe three lives

Coast Guard lifeguards safe three lives

[Feb 07 2017]

Lifesaving 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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