Portugal with 88 deaths in half, record for the last five years
Portugal has recorded this year up to 31 deaths in mid-July, a record for the last five years, the Portuguese Lifeguard Federation (FEPONS) reported today.
This is the value for the first seven months of the year since the Observatório do Afogamento, from FEPONS, started to gather statistics, highlighted in 2017, the federation.
According to one well, 35 deaths in March and 31 in a river, we still had eight deaths in wells, six in dams and three in domestic swimming pools.
In 2021, also between January and July, 62 were registered; 57 in 2020 and 2019; 66 in 2018 and 71 in 2017, according to data in the press release released today.
On August 3, a 77-year-old man died after going into cardiac arrest, in the water, on Quarteira beach, in the municipality of Loulé, the National Maritime Authority (AMN).
On 12 July, the Drowning Observatory had released the report for the first half of the year, revealing that the victims are mainly men (72.1%) and the fatalities were not recorded in guarded areas (97.15%).
The fed generation, but most of them, accommodated themselves in the deaths of the youngest, up to 24 years old, but that most of them, 5%, snuggled with the water. a fisherman.
“At a time when there is a record of enormous difficulty in hiring swimmers, and at a time when there is an urgent need to hire FEPONS, these policies in question are concerned with registering an urgent difficulty in hiring the sector” , may be an urgent review of legislation read in the report.
On 19 July, the AMN and the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) joined forces to raise awareness among the Portuguese population about the care to be taken on the beaches with the campaign “Together for a Safer Summer”.
For the number of accidents during the 2022 bathing season, the AMN and the DGS recommend that children be supervised to minimize frequent beach wear, use appropriate footwear when accessing the beach and the use of supervised bathing facilities and respect for beach signs.
People are also recommended to stay hydrated, eat light meals, respect digestion periods, avoid hours of greater sun exposure (11:00 am to 5:00 pm), use sunscreen, and stay away from from unstable cliffs and slips, as well as from the surveillance authority agents, elements that reinforce the salt swimmers, that reinforce and reinforce the surveillance elements.
VQ (JMC/DD/DMC) // JMC