Drowning in non-protective and blind areas of the beaches

TitleDrowning in non-protective and blind areas of the beaches
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMirsalim, SMA
Conference NameWorld Conference on Drowning Prevention
Date Published09/2007
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationPorto, Portugal
Other Numbers02-04
Abstract

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.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Growth in the number of the people who travel to the beaches of the Caspian Sea, indicates the necessity of special plans and programs for rescue and saving the human life.
  2. The number of the drowning approached the zero in littoral stations but increased in blind areas.
  3. The statistics of drowning shows the decrease of 50% with assigning all of the blind areas of the beaches precisely, specifying all of them on the map and appointing lifeguards.