Swimmers warned of danger of undercurrents in Sanya during typhoon season
With the coming of typhoon season, tourists are being warned of the dangers posed by strong undercurrents in a number of sea areas in Sanya after 3 people drowned in Sanya Bay on April 1.
In Sanya, typhoon season runs from April to October, resulting in much stronger undercurrents in the sea, which are to blame for most of the drowning accidents.
Lifeguards stationed at the popular key beaches have urged the public to be especially cautious during this period, but most of the drowning accidents in Sanya were caused by swimmers’ negligence and a lack of relevant safety knowledge.
According to Statistics from the Sanya Maritime Rescue Center, there were 5 drowning accidents in the first half of 2013, out of which 7 died, in Sanya. In 2012, Sanya reported a total of 11 drowning accidents at sea.
The Sanya maritime bureau has urged the public to be aware of the alert signs placed at danger spots on the beach and advises swimmers to choose the right time and take protective measures before swimming in the sea.