Panaji: Drishti Marines, an agency contracted to provide lifeguarding services to state’s beaches have asked the tourists and locals to stay away from swimming.
This is what they have said in a press note released:
“It’s devastating to see another life lost. We advise caution to all those visiting the beaches in Goa. Please do not venture into the sea during the monsoons, i.e. till approx. .
Keep away from the inter-tidal zone, which includes rocky hills, cliffs, roadsides abutting the sea that sees crashing waves. The sea conditions are extremely rough with the average wind speed being 25 km per hour and gusting winds upto 48 kms per hour. The waves have an approximate interval of 17.50 secs on an average and can often scale a wave height of 2.9 metres. Visitors are requested to maintain at least 100 metres distance from breaking waves. A dry shore can be submerged in 15 seconds with the next significant wave. It is our request to all those in Goa to please not take this cautionary advise lightly, as ignoring such warnings can be fatal.