Harni Lake tragedy: 7 things to remember when visiting a waterbody

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Jan 19, 2024

Harni Lake Tragedy

Several people lost their lives when a boat capsized at Harni lake in Vadodara. When visiting a beach or lake it's essential to take these precautions

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Water Body

Be aware of water conditions, currents, and depth. Follow lifeguard instructions, if available, and avoid swimming in unfamiliar or dangerous areas.

Weather Conditions

Check the weather forecast before heading to the water body. Avoid swimming during storms or adverse weather conditions.

Supervise Children

Keep a close eye on children and non-swimmers. Ensure they have appropriate floatation devices, and never leave them unattended near the water.

Know Emergency Procedures

Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures and the location of the nearest medical facilities. Carry a basic first aid kit.

Follow Rules & Regulations

Adhere to posted signs, rules, and regulations specific to the water body. These may include restrictions on activities like fishing or boating.

Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)

If engaging in water activities like boating or kayaking, ensure that everyone has access to and wears appropriate PFDs.

Respect Wildlife

Avoid disturbing wildlife and their habitats. Keep a safe distance and observe animals without causing harm.