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Lifeguards open some Phuket beaches

PHUKET: Lifeguards have opened safe areas for tourists to swim at three beaches along Phuket’s west coast today (Sept 22), after all beaches were closed yesterday (Sept 21).


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Friday 22 September 2017, 01:04PM


Eight safe swim zones marked by red-and-yellow flags have been established – one zone at Nai Harn Beach, three zones at Kata Beach and four zones at Patong Beach – The Phuket Lifeguard Service reported this morning.

“Lifeguards are keeping an eye out at every beach in case tourists are there. Red flags and ropes are still in place marking off areas where it is too dangerous to swim. Please do not swim in those areas,” one lifeguard told The Phuket News.

“Regardless, we have lifeguards on standby nearby,” the lifeguard added.

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 23 September 2017 - 07:39:31

Went to Sirinat National Marine Park 2 days ago, always a safe swim there. Was met with feces smelling water replete with brown foam, a dog urinated on my belongings and on my walk back to the parking lot, I picked up one medium sized back of trash- mostly styrofoam  undoubtedly from the vendors selling food in them. Vendors that by law, should not be allowed in the park.  They giggled  when I showed them the contents of my bag.
 Right in front of the marine rescue hut, about 3 meters from the canal,  is a substantial pile of garbage, waiting for a nice gust of wind to begin the journey into a marine animal's stomach.
 This is Thailand. 

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