Drowning Prevention : V Force creating volunteer life savers

Drowning Prevention : V Force creating volunteer life savers

Drowning Prevention : V Force creating volunteer life savers

Written by Staff Writer

16 Feb, 2020 | 3:53 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- Drowning is among the top three reasons for deaths in Sri Lanka,  with Sri Lanka Life Saving carrying out more than 350 rescues each year and the number keeps growing.
In order to combat the issue and raise awareness, Gammadda V Force launched a program to bring together volunteers and reporters to highlight the importance of drowning prevention.  Today’s training at the Mount Lavinia Beach saw 34 participants actively engaging in the awareness program conducted by Sri Lanka Live Saving and A-PAD Sri Lanka.
Asanka Nanayakkara, the president of Sri Lanka Life Saving said it is important to always be aware of the movement of water,  no matter how calm the ocean or river may seem. He added, the strong volunteer force would boost life-saving across the country, reducing the number of untimely and tragic deaths.
The V Force training on life-saving provides participants with a wide range of practical experiences and among the key demonstration was a capsize drill performed by certified Search and Rescue Operators. What’s more important is,  all the participants are seated a Level One certification on Life Saving which is accepted worldwide.
Sri Lanka Life Saving together with A-PAD Sri Lanka,  engage in serious obligations to prevent the number of deaths caused by drowning and one life saved would be a wake-up call for many others.

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