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26 persons drowned, 77 rescued since beach season started

21 July 2005 [09:09] - TODAY.AZ
26 persons have drowned, 77 have been rescued since beach season started this year.
The corpse of Yegane Nagdaliyeva (born in 1983) who drowned in the sea on 18 July appeared in the shore of “Tropikanka” beach at 8 p.m yesterday.

The corpse of one of the two drowned persons in Bilgah has not been found yet. Director of propaganda and agitation department of State Water Rescue Service Rafig Agayev informed about it in his press conference yesterday.

According to him, rescue stations have been established in the fields of 17 private beaches so far. The department director said of the situation at the beaches not to have improved yet. The department appealed to the corresponding bodies for supplying the beaches with police-patrols and doctors when the beach season started: “But, there are not any police-patrols and doctors at the beaches, except Nardaran beach. The administration of “1001Geje” beach sent for doctors by its own account”.

R.Agayev stated that, 500 million manats have been allocated under the decision of the Cabinet recently. Rescue stations will be built at Nabran and Zagulba beaches. Calling on the visitors of the beaches to obey the rules of behavior in the beach, R.Agayev reminded that, it is forbidden to swim in the sea in windy weather, when the wave is 2-3 meters in height. The rescue stations around should be informed about the accidents in the water at once.

R.Agayev also added that, the sale of alcoholic drinks was prohibited in the cafes and restaurants next to the beaches under the decision #216 of the Cabinet in 1998. However, cafes and restaurants don’t care it, as the results, a lot of drunkards enter the water. This increases the possibility of unhappy accidents.

Chairman of “Zugulba-1”rescue station Rahim Ismaylov who was invited to the press conference said that, as the rescuers didn’t recommend about 15 drunkards to swim in the sea, they have beaten them on 10 July. The three persons who have beaten the rescuers have already been arrested.



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