PANAJI: A 16-year-old triathlete from Manipur, who suffered a right-leg fracture, along with two other National Games participants who were stung by jellyfish, were on Tuesday administered first-aid by Drishti Marine lifesavers who are deployed for the safety of athletes participating in the country’s biggest sports event.
The Manipur triathlete, who was participating in the running leg of a mixed relay event, sustained a right-leg Tibia fracture that saw his campaign end prematurely. The incident occurred at Miramar beach, where Drishti Marine lifesavers Pooja Bude, Punu Velip, Hitesh Gaude and volunteers Ramesh Gantali and Ujjawal Prasad were deployed for the safety of the athletes. The lifesavers and volunteers rushed to the aid of the injured athlete, helping him onto a spine board before rushing him to a Drishti Marine jeep stationed at the beach. The athlete was subsequently handed over to emergency services at Miramar circle for additional care, before he was taken to the Goa Medical College for further treatment.
Drishti Marine lifesavers also administered first-aid to two athletes at Miramar beach who were stung by jellyfish. They treated their wounds with the help of vinegar, which is stored at every lifesaving tower for emergency situations involving jellyfish stings.
16 Drishti Marine lifesavers have been deployed for the National Games along with two beach safety dogs from the Drishti Marine’s ‘Paw Patrol’ and two AI-powered robots, Aurus and Triton, which work in tandem to ensure beach safety and crowd control for the National Games.