Five children reunited with their families on Goa’s beaches over weekend

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Panaji, May 2024: Five children were reunited with their families while vacationing on Goa’s beaches over the weekend, bringing the total number of children reunited with their families across Goa’s beaches to 51 in the first four and a half months of 2024.

A double rescue was also conducted off Baga beach and first aid was administered to two individuals, over the weekend period.

Drishti Marine lifesavers reunited a six-year-old boy from Belgaum with his parents at Varca beach, in South Goa, after being spotted unattended by on-duty lifesavers. The child was handed over to his father, who was also in search of him, after following the identity confirmation protocol.

Baga beach saw three lost children in different incidents reunited with their families over the weekend after identification. A seven-year-old child from Hyderabad, a four-year-old girl from Karnataka and a 10-year-old boy from Goa were handed over to their parents by lifesavers.

At Calangute beach, a seven-year-old boy from Mumbai was also reunited with his parents. The reunion was facilitated with the help of public announcements made by lifesavers Drishti Marine’s from the agency’s official jeep patrolling the beach stretch.

First aid was administered to two adults over the weekend. A 26-year-old woman from Chandigarh who experienced breathing issues after falling into the water was administered oxygen and admitted to the Primary Health Centre, Candolim, after stabilisation. A 26-year-old man who sustained a deep cut on his thumb while swimming was administered first aid and handed over to the care of his friend.

There was a double rescue at Baga beach, where two friends from Bengaluru, aged 20 and 22, were caught in a rip current and rescued by lifesavers Siddesh, Vishal and Sandeep with the help of a rescue board and tube.

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