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Daily Dispatch Article - Monday, 15 October 2018

Daily Dispatch Article - Monday, 15 October 2018
Lessons to prevent drownings

Rural children taught water safety measures

More than 200 children gathered on Coffee Bay beach on Saturday to learn about water safety, at an event aimed at curbing drownings in the area as the summer holiday season approaches.

Children from Port St Johns and Mthatha were bused in to join youngsters from Coffee Bay, and were taught swimming safety measures by trained life-guards.

Event organiser Karen Katz, a Swim SA instructor in the O R Tambo region, said she had wanted to host such an event for years.

“We need more people to come on board to help create greater water awareness and lessen the number of drownings,” she said.

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