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Coast Guards from the Limón Beach station trained 15 new lifeguards to watch over beach goers of the southern Caribbean Coast.
 - Limón Coast Guard photo -








Published Tuesday, July 6, 2021

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff


Coast Guards from the Limón Beach station trained 15 new lifeguards to watch over beach goers of the southern Caribbean Coast.

According to the Ministry of Security, four teams of new lifeguards will maintain patrol operations at the lifeguard posts in Puerto Viejo, Cahuita and Manzanillo.

The new lifeguard training video released by the Ministry of Security can be seen on AM Costa Rica YouTube channel.

The training was carried out in coordination with associations of people from the Talamanca communities with the advice of specialists from the National Coast Guard Academy, Cinthya Alvarado, Director of the Limón Coast Guard Station said.

The new lifeguard teams will help in the prevention of water accidents and the rescue of visitors on those Caribbean beaches.

According to the authorities, 16 more lifeguards are currently taking the training. Most of them are young people from the communities of Cahuita and Puerto Viejo, many of them also work in the tourism sector.

People interested in establishing a lifeguard team in their coastal communities can obtain more information on the training by calling the National Coast Guard Service line 2226-3228.

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What have you heard about the lack of lifeguards at the beaches in your community? We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com


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