What does a red flag flying at a beach mean? Part 1



from the Phuket Gazette
"According to Phuket Lifeguard Services; 66 Thais and 38 foreigners needed help at Ya Nui, Nai Harn, Kata Noi, Kata and Karon beaches over the month.

People being caught in rip tides was the major cause of incidents, with 47 Thais and nine foreigners needing lifeguard help.

At Patong, Kamala and Laem Singh beaches, eight Thais and 45 foreigners required assistance.

Jellyfish stings accounted for half the help rendered at these west coast beaches, with four Thais and 24 foreigners being stung, with rip tides, sharp glass and jet-skis named as the causes of the remaining incidents.

At Surin, Bang Tao, Nai Thon, Nai Yang and Mai Khao beaches, one Thai and six foreigners required assistance.

Jellyfish stung one Thai and two foreigners, while the other swimmers were caught by rip tides and hit by big waves."



from the Phuket Gazette

Thank you to the Phuket Lifeguard Services
I hope there is no problem with the contract this year?


But there have been a number of sea accidents relating to the rip tides
1) Karon
2) Karon
3) Kata
4) Kata and Karon.


 how many languages does red flag have to be written in to say that the sea is dangerous?