Hainan Tourism Development Commission recently announced that Xisha Island is not open to the public and warned people not to try and get there.

Recently, 24 self-organized tourists traveled to Yongle islands of Xisha Island and were trapped in Chenhang island marine area because of the storms and waves.

Fortunately, their cries for help on their micro blog were taken seriously after 4 days, and they were rescued successfully at about 14:00 on Jan. 10 and arrived back in Sanya city on the morning of Jan.11.

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