PANAJI: The long weekend witnessed 69 rescues along the coast by Drishti’s lifesavers posted along the beaches of Goa. With 35 rescues on Friday which was Dusserah , 19 rescues on Saturday, and 15 rescues on Sunday, Drishti Lifesavers conducted a total 69 rescues over the weekend.
With the state dropping restrictions, the tourist influx has increased, with visitors making a beeline for the beaches. Calangute and Baga witnessed the maximum rescues over the weekend, amounting to over 30 rescues.
The monsoon season is finally waning, and the beaches are now open for swimming and leisure activities.
Each morning, Drishti lifesavers map the weather and sea conditions and establish safe swimming zones around the agency staff.
Swimmers should generally swim only in the swim zones indicated by Drishti lifesavers with red and yellow flags. Non-swimming zones are denoted by red flags and are not intended for swimming. Anjuna, on the other hand, lacks a swim zone due to its stony nature. Additionally, at the entrance to each beach, some signs identify the many types of flags, what they signify, guidelines, and safety recommendations.