Panaji: Lifesavers posted along Goa’s coastline rescued three persons from drowning over the busy Christmas weekend, which also witnessed a double rescue operation at Sinquerim beach.
At Miramar beach, a lifesaver rushed to the aid of a woman from Hyderabad, who had ventured deep into the sea. A Drishti Marine lifesaver secured the woman with the help of her husband who was onshore and brought her back to safety.
At Sinquerim beach, a group of four tourists from Nashik ventured into the water, when two of them started struggling to cope with the depth. Shubham, a Drishti Marine lifesaver on-duty, rushed in with a rescue tube and brought the pair back to shore.
Drishti Marine lifesavers attended three medical emergencies at Arambol, Palolem and Candolim beaches. At Arambol, a 31-year-old man from Hyderabad had dislocated his leg when he got into the water. Drishti Marine lifesavers, Dattaram, Manoj, Privyesh and Namdev, administered first-aid and handed him over to emergency services.
At Palolem beach, lifesavers had to work quickly to save a girl who was vomiting profusely and unable to breathe. The Drishti Marine lifesaver quickly administered CPR and cleared her airway. The girl was then transferred to the nearest health centre in the Drishti Marine jeep, which is stationed on the beach for emergency situations.
A 65-year-old foreigner at Candolim experienced respiratory difficulties. Following a thorough examination, Drishti Marine Lifesavers discovered he had asthma. They immediately requested for an asthma pump from his wife, who was a distance away. The owner of a shack, where the foreign national was present, transferred him to the nearest health care centre for a further check up.
There were three instances of missing children who were traced at Baga and Colva beaches. The youngest was a three-year-old and the oldest was eight years old. On receiving information from the parents about their missing children, Drishti Marine lifesavers quickly reunited the children with their parents after a search operation was conducted with the help of a jeep and PA system.