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About 95% of all drownings in the ocean are caused by swimmers

Thiruvananthapuram: About 95% of the drowning victims within the state are swimmers. In Varkala alone, three folks drowned on completely different seashores on Sunday. In accordance with the State Catastrophe Administration Authority, the typical drowning demise fee within the state was 1,500 a 12 months. However final 12 months it rose to 2,000. Greater than 95% of them know easy methods to swim. Most of them are underneath 50 years of age. People between the ages of 13 and 18 are additionally at excessive threat.

Consultants say that as a result of sturdy local weather change, the character of the ocean and ocean waves can’t be predicted and solely by guaranteeing self-safety can accidents be averted. Going to sea drunk must be averted fully. It’s extra frequent within the new era. Going to sea at evening additionally will increase the danger.

State Catastrophe Administration Authority Hazard Analyst CJ Satyakumar mentioned that overconfidence that he is aware of easy methods to swim usually invitations accidents. Nobody research the character of the descending water. The character of the water might change unexpectedly. Within the case of Varkala, it’s a seashore with quite a few rock formations. There’s extra threat‌. “We need to realize that our security is in our hands,” he mentioned.

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