It has been announced on behalf of the District Administration, Puri that life jackets are being provided to the pilgrims intending for taking sea bath by a organization namely Swati Organization. It is the prime duty of Tourism Department to create awareness among the pilgrims not to take venture entering sea without life jackets or taking help of life guards to avoid life risk.
* Swim Near a Lifeguard * Never Swim Alone * Don’t Fight the Current ( Rip currents are powerful currents of water moving away from shore. They can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea. If caught in a rip current, don’t fight it by trying to swim directly to shore. Instead, swim parallel to shore until you feel the current relax, then swim to shore. Most rip currents are narrow, and a short swim parallel to shore will bring you to safety.) * Swim Sober ( Alcohol is a major factor in drowning. Alcohol impairs swimming ability and good judgment. ) * Don’t Float Where You Can’t Swim * Life Jackets = Swim Safety