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Lifeguard agency Drishti Marine issues advisory to beach goers

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Panaji: With heavy rains lashing the coastal state of Goa, Drishti Marine, the state-appointed professional lifeguard agency has issued an advisory instructing visitors to the beach not to venture into the sea during the next 48 hours.

The Indian meteorological Department has expected  heavy rainfall is expected to lash the state in the next 48 hours. The coastal belt will also witness fast currents and high waves on August 16 and.

“Citizens and tourists are advised to be cautious as rough weather and sea conditions will prevail during these days. IMD has also cautioned fishermen not to venture into the sea off Goa- Maharashtra coast and open sea in the next two days,” the spokesman of Drishti Marines said today.

He said Drishti’s 600 -strong lifeguard force man Goa’s beaches through the year. Owing to the monsoon and the present weather conditions, red flags have been posted across all beaches under Drishti’s surveillance indicating that these are strictly non-swim zones.

Drishti especially cautioned adults to keep a very close eye on children while on the beach and to not allow children to venture into the waters unattended, no matter how shallow it may be,” he said.

IMD has warned of the possibility of high waves between 4 meters to 4.5 meters, the sea currents varying between the speeds of 87cm per sec to 123 cm per sec in the next 48 hours. Pti rps

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