SOS swim programme back in action
AFTER A THREE-YEAR hiatus, Operation Save Our Selves swim programme – Operation SOS – of the National Conservation Commission (NCC) is back with over 100 participants.
The programme, relaunched yesterday, at Browne’s Beach, was described as having significant importance to every Barbadian since, regrettably, drowning remained a common cause of accidental death while at sea.
Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Drainage Nicole Taylor, who spoke at the ceremony, said: “. . . This training has significant importance for every Barbadian. There is no doubt that Barbados is blessed with enticing crystal clear water, so inviting that people travel from far and wide to enjoy it.
“As attractive as waters are, a basic knowledge of how to manoeuvre while in the sea is important to avoid injury or even death.”
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