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Phew, that’s the first day done – new lifeguard regime | Phuket Gazette

Posted by | October 2, 2017 | Lifeguards

Today (October 1), Phuket’s Governor visited the Marine Safety Centres in Patong and Karon to cheer up the temporary beach lifeguard teams whilst two tourists were saved from the waters off Nai Harn Beach thanks to volunteers this afternoon.Following the end of the Phuket Lifeguard Company contract yesterday, Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong visited the two locations which had gathered the support of volunteer lifeguards, defence volunteers, local administration staff, police and officers from Royal Thai Navy Area 3. He started at the Karon Marine Safety Centre where Tawee Thongcham, the Mayor of Karon, reported the readiness of the beach safety measure during the next two months. This was followed by the second location in Patong where Chalermluck Kebsup, Patong’s Mayor, explained the safety plan from the perspective of the local municipality, cooperating with the private sector, including jet ski operators who allow the lifeguards to use their jet-ski in case of emergency. The first aid and safety equipment are all prepared and ready, as some of them were supplied from the Or Bor Jor before.   Read more…

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