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Aussie lifeguards push beach safety for tourists

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I once nearly drowned from a rip current. I made sure that was the last time.

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Japan probably needs more patrolled beaches, too. The article talks about swimming between the flags but not why - because the flags are placed by lifeguards in a safe position on the beach and there is a lifeguard actively watching that section of the beach ready to help anyone in trouble!

Let's hope that people pay attention to the safety campaigns.

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This idea of using flags sounds nice, I just wonder if they also help to keep out great white sharks??

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Surf conditions in Aussie are different (as are the ones in NZ) to Japan. Generally the swimming areas here dont get huge waves or have holes/rips just off the beaches! And I agree with Harper....perhaps Japan needs more patrolled beaches too and teaching about swimming between the flags. They are there for a reason, not decoration!!

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