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Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

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Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

phuketgazette.net/archives/…article15979.html

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1. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

"The swimmers in danger were mostly Thais from the other provinces and foreigners not heeding any warnings about the dangerous rip currents .... " Some people never learn!!! :-((

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2. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

The problem is, some people never know.

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if tourists are dopey enough to go swimming in the sea with massive waves its their own daft fault when they get into trouble

someone else has to risk their life rescuing these idiots

rant over

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4. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

Its not always the "massive waves" that are the danger. Its the hidden undercurrents that drown people, and most visitors are not aware of the danger - publicity on a large, long term scale, is what is needed. I very much agree that any idiot who swims when red flags are up is risking other people's lives.

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5. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

This comes around every year, same story, people are 'tempted' to a tropical island beach holiday they can find it surprising that the sea is not safe for swimming, and that mind-set can lead them to think oh it's ok.

You get waves at lots of beaches all over the would and people swim and play and have fun without much worry, but they probably do not have the 'under-current / rip-tide / currents' issues. That is the big difference.

I seem to recall last year a lifeguard died saving someone, that was very sad. Also a qualified lifeguard from Bahrain drowned.

Edited: 18 May 2012, 06:30
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6. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

A French man drowned at Karon beach today

thephuketnews.com/french-tourist-drowns-at-p…

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7. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

Oh no - this just repeats itself over and again.

And 2 others with him were pulled to safety.

That Phuketgazette warning was up at 4.30 pm yesterday.

Also now on Phuketwan

phuketwan.com/tourism/…

Edited: 18 May 2012, 14:10
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8. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

...and sadly here we go again:- feared drowned ( a body washed ashore at Kata )

This is a different incident from that one mentioned above

Sunday 20th May : This was from Freedom Beach near Patong and sadly washed ashore at Kata - just 32

phuketwan.com/tourism/…

Edited: 21 May 2012, 16:56
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9. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

Phuket Gazette reports found at Freedom beach not Kata

phuketgazette.net/archives/…article16008.html

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10. Re: Reminder of Dangers During Monsoon

Sadly, rip currents usually hide in the part of the water that appears calm. This is becoz its the part of the waves that flow back out into the ocean.

So a swimmer picking what appears to be calmer waters a long a beach with large waves is asking for trouble.

www.loving-long-island.com/rip-currents.html