Sanya sees 14 drowned or missing between January and June 2012
A large number of citizens and tourists go swimming daily at Dadonghai and Sanya Bay. Although the number of life savers has increased over the past 2 years, fatalities in the sea still occur. On 9th June, a member of staff in a hotel was overcome by the waves while swimming in the sea. Another tragedy happened on 18th June after 4 students of Sanya Yulin Ba Yi Middle School went swimming at Dadonghai, and 2 of them drowned.
Statistics from Sanya Maritime Search and Rescue Center show Dadonghai, Sanya bay, Yalong Bay and Haitang Bay are the four most dangerous waters in Sanya, especially Dadonghai and Sanya Bay. This is because swimmers can easily be pulled out to sea by the strong currents created by the swirl flows in these areas.
Those who want to swim in the sea should bear in mind that they should stay away from prohibited waters and waters with seaweeds, reefs and undercurrents and avoid going swimming in stormy or foggy weather.