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Red flags in Big Wave Bay, swimmers surfing drowning, life-saving union: rescuers and lifeguards are injured

2021-10-14T15:51:12.491Z

Typhoon Compass gradually moved away from Hong Kong. Many people took advantage of the Chung Yeung Festival holiday to swim on the beach today (14th). The Hong Kong and Kowloon Life Saving Staff Association will post a video on the facebook page tonight (14th), showing that the red flag has been hung



Typhoon Compass gradually moved away from Hong Kong. Many citizens took advantage of the Chung Yeung Festival holiday to swim on the beach today (14).

The Hong Kong and Kowloon Life Saving Staff Association released a video on the Facebook page tonight (14th), showing that the red flag at Big Wave Bay Beach was surfing at noon. Two swimmers were drowned and asked for help.

The union stated that there were swells and undercurrents on the sea at that time, and the situation was chaotic and critical. Other swimmers, lifeguards and drowned persons were rushed into a group, causing lifeguards to be injured.


The union stated in a Facebook post that Big Wave Bay had issued a red flag warning in the afternoon due to big waves and it was not suitable for launching. However, there were still a large number of swimmers taking surfboards to surf, but the big swells and undercurrents on the sea pushed surfers to the reef. , The situation was very dangerous. Suddenly two swimmers chanted for help, and several lifeguards were dispatched with life-saving equipment.

According to the union, swimmers and surfboards continued to be rescued during the rescue. They were rushed to lifeguards and drowners by big waves. They described the situation as very chaotic and critical. Finally, with experience and skilled rescue techniques, the lifeguards successfully rescued the drowning people back to shore. However, the lifeguard himself suffered minor injuries.

The union finally urged the public to pay attention to water safety "for themselves and for others" and not to engage in water activities in bad weather.

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