The Regional Health Directorate (DRS), chilling reminded the population today that death by drowning “is quick and silent” and has become a “serious problem.” Therefore the following advice has been issued.
– Avoid swimming alone;
– Do not overestimate your ability to swim;
– Never dive in places where you do not know the depth;
– Do not drink alcohol before bathing in the sea/pools;
– Before entering the water, wet your face and neck, in order to minimise the risk of thermal shock;
– When fishing on rocks, always assess the risk;
– On boat trips, it is recommended to use an approved life jacket of the appropriate size;
– Keep constant attention on children when they are near water;
– Do not let children swim in unsupervised waters;
– If you have a swimming pool at home, insulate it by placing a secure fence around it;
– Avoid leaving toys near the pool, this attracts children;
– After use, always empty the inflatable pools;
– Do not leave buckets and/or bathtubs with water around the house or outside;
– Cover wells with a seal or a solid cover.
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