|Title||Drowning in non-protective and blind areas of the beaches|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Conference Name||World Conference on Drowning Prevention|
|Publisher||International Life Saving Federation|
|Conference Location||Porto, Portugal|
Northern beaches of Iran with approximately 900 kilometres length, accept many people from all over the Iran who travel to the North at hot seasons to swim and enjoy the beautiful environment of the Caspian Sea but unfortunately many of them lose their lives. Annually, 370 up to 500 persons are drowned in the Caspian Sea since 1989.
Whereas most of the drownings are happened in non-protective areas which are not under the supervision of the lifeguards, Iranian Lifesaving and diving Federation propounded and inspected an especial plan for beaches and determination of non-protective and blind areas on 2003.
This plan performed by Iranian Lifesaving and diving Federation with the assistance of the Iranian Red Crescent and Shipping and Ports Organization. Performing this plan and appointing lifeguards in these areas caused outstanding decrease in drowning statistics.
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