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Phuket’s OrBorJor arranging training courses for lifeguards while tourists drown on beaches

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Following two drownings and up to ten ‘near misses’ on Phuket’s beaches over the past week, the first class of 30 volunteer lifeguards joined the training course organised by the OrBorJor at the Cherngtalay sports centre yesterday (October 18).

Phuket’s Vice Governor, Saint Srivihok, paid a visit to the training session.

During the training, there was also an officer from Royal Thai Navy Area 3 giving a lecture about marine rescues. The training will take 3 days.

“Everyone at the training course was concentrating hard as it requires mental and physical strength as well as knowledge in rescuing. This team will help ensure the safety for beachgoers at the beaches of Phuket,” said the Vice Governor.

Phuket's OrBorJor arranging training courses for lifeguards while tourists drown on beaches | News by Thaiger

 

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    haymanpl

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Staff at the thephuketnews.com including Jason Beavan and Chris Husted have been refusing to publish comments from readers who know the real drowning figures are far above what the thephuketnews.com have published which where less than 10 so far this year.

    Over the last year, there’s been over 120 deaths as a result of drownings in Phuket.

    The previous year, the figures are in excess of 240.

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    harry1

    Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    no beach management and many fatalities at sea. time for the powers that be solve this disturbing situation

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