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Patong lifeguards demand investment boost

May 31. 2018
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By The Thaiger

One of Patong’s lifeguard posted pictures on his Facebook page on Wednesday of a damaged box containing life-saving equipment.

The head of Patong lifeguards, Somprasong Sangchart, said: “Someone has destroyed the box near Loma Park on Tuesday but everything is still inside the box. I discovered this yesterday morning.

“This is not the first time that life-saving equipment boxes have been damaged. Sometimes first-aid equipment is stolen. There are nine equipment boxes along Patong beach.

“We want people who are damaging the boxes to stop. The equipment is needed to save people’s lives. We also want the authorities to provide a budget for a more permanent lifeguard station and storage so we can stay on beaches at all times and don’t have leave the beach to avoid rain or sunshine. We should be able to keep first-aid equipment at these stations safely.”


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