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Panaji: Despite being deprived of their rights, Drishti Lifeguards continue to do thier duty vigilantly and with tireless efforts to save lives of several people on the beaches of Goa and last week they saved multiple lives from drowning. A 34 year old male from Maharashtra was rescued at Talpona beach earlier on Tuesday by Drishti lifesaver Mangesh who secured him to a rescue tube and brought him ashore. Meanwhile, a tourist who went out parasailing at Calangute beach was injured and sustained injuries due to the propeller of the boat, this too happened on Tuesday. The 23 year old male was administered first aid by the Drishti lifesaving team stationed at the beach. Thereafter the water sport operator took the victim to the hospital for further treatment.
Last weekend saw the rescue of three persons each at Candolim and Baina beaches all of whom were caught up in rip currents, medical interventions at Palolem and Candolim and a successful reuniting of a three-year-old child with her parents at the busy Calangute beach.
A vigilant Drishti lifesaver spotted a lone 3 year old girl child at Candolim beach. On approaching her, the lifesaver learnt that she was lost. He relayed a message to all the towers alerting the force about the incident. A short while later the lifesaver received a call from the Calangute tower that a child had gone missing in the area. The lifesaver transported the toddler in a jeep to Calangute where the child was reunited with the parents.
At about 1:25 pm a male tourist was swimming in a non – swim zone at Candolim when he experienced a tide pulling him into the sea. Drishti Lifesaver Gaurish manning the point observed the victim in distress and rushed to his aid. The victim was secured onto the board and brought to the shore safely. A short while later, a group of four tourists ventured into the same no-swim zone when two of them got caught up in a rip current. Lifesavers Vivek and Achni spotted the duo in distress and rushed to their rescue and brought them to shore.
Baina witnessed a double and single rescue. The Drishti lifesavers Prakash Lamani and Yallgurdappa Madar spotted a duo in distress who seemed to have got caught up in a rip current. They swam to the victims and secured the duo with a rescue tube and brought them to shore safely. Earlier in the day a male was rescued from a rip current at Baina beach by Lifesaver Shankar.
Medical interventions were conducted by Drishti lifesavers at Palolem and Candolim beach. A lady walking on the rocky areas had a fall and suffered cuts on her hands and legs. She approached the lifeguard tower for assistance and first aid was promptly administered. While at Candolim, a male tourist fractured his shoulder while diving into oncoming waves. His friends who were with him alerted lifesavers when they noticed something amiss. The victim was secured to a spine board while an ambulance was called for. On arrival the lifesavers shifted the victim carefully to the waiting ambulance