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05 Jan 2024

City urges public to follow safety precautions at beaches and swimming pools

(Berea Mail) Picture: Durban Beachfront. Stock image

The eThekwini Municipality has issued a statement urging the public to adhere to beach regulations and the commands of the lifeguards and law enforcement.

Swimmers enjoying themselves at Durban Beachfront during last year’s festive season. Photo: Xolani Dlamini.

“With locals and visitors in the city still making daily visits to beaches and swimming pools for leisure, we would like to caution them to heed the instructions and commands of the lifeguards and law enforcement. This is to prevent accidents and drowning incidents and for everyone to have a pleasant and safe holiday.”

The City further issued tips for the public to follow to stay safe around large bodies of water.

The newly opened Blue Lagoon swimming pool. Photo: eThekwini Municipality

Safety tips for beaches and swimming pools

Listen to the lifeguards.

Do not swim under the influence.

Swim in designated areas.

Swim between the red and yellow flags.

Make sure lifeguards can see you.

Always swim around people.

Alert the lifeguards if you see someone drowning or any suspicious/concerning behaviour.