Cape lifeguards ‘kept busy’

2010-12-30 13:33

Cape Town lifeguards have been kept busy at beaches and swimming pools since the start of the festive season, the City said today.

It said 250 lifeguards had been deployed at beaches and 284 at the 37 public swimming pools.

“Unfortunately six persons have drowned at City beaches thus far, all at least a kilometre outside of the designated bathing areas,” said disaster risk management spokesperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes.

Lifeguards had rescued four people from the pools and four at beaches.

The City asked swimmers to enter the water only where there were lifeguards and where signs indicated it was safe. 

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