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#416438 - 09/17/11 06:42 PM swimming safety
PJBELIZE Offline
I'm sorry to hear about this accident but I'm not surprised . There needs to be markers for boat traffic and more areas for locals and tourist to swim in safety.People swim at the cut at the bridge in San Pedro ,with all the boat traffic coming in and going out ,it's an accident waiting to happen , very dangerous ! It's the only water deep enough to swim in from a beach . Town council should take the beach block in front of the school ,detour traffic off the beach ,put bouys out across from the end of the piers north to south and dredge out the one block for a public beach. It would be a huge success !


Edited by PJBELIZE (09/17/11 06:55 PM)

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#416439 - 09/17/11 06:48 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
SimonB Offline
Originally Posted By: PJBELIZE
...put bouys out across from the end of the piers north to south... It would be a huge success !


Unfortunately it has been tried and was a huge failure. Some remnants of the buoys are now a hazard to navigation, I chewed a prop up on one...

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#416440 - 09/17/11 06:51 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: SimonB]
PJBELIZE Offline
Simon
Where was that done , I'm thinking a beach area near town , not by the bridge

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#416441 - 09/17/11 06:58 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
SimonB Offline
From Victoria House up to Costa Maya if I remember correctly.

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#416444 - 09/17/11 07:15 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
elbert Offline
We can't customize the beach fronts to accommodate tourists who disregard any commonsense.
The US Embassy Warden keeps body bags in stock for American Citizens. I don't believe any other embassies have a stock of bodybags on the island.The US warden is Tom Vidrine, if my contact info isn't out of date, 226-3245 or 600-2262 dolphin@btl.net
Probably that's not a fair statement about Americans on holiday!...or maybe it is.



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#416445 - 09/17/11 07:23 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: elbert]
SP Daily Offline
Yer way out of date Elbert...Tom Vidrene left long ago....

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#416446 - 09/17/11 07:35 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
elbert Offline
I got a lot of stuff way out of date, who is it now?
The US Embassy sign is still up at the gate of the Boatyard.
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#416449 - 09/17/11 07:50 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: elbert]
SP Daily Offline
Yer it! You missed the meeting so were appointed....

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#416450 - 09/17/11 07:56 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: PJBELIZE]
SeeShell Offline
I have mostly visited AC during high season and often see people snorkeling (tourists) off the docks by Ramons or Casa Verde and they go way far out from the docks - and I have often thought about how dangerous that is and I tried yelling at a couple once and I think they thought I was crazy. Maybe because its low season and there are not as many boats out - or maybe they did not realize how far from the beach/dock they were - its a terrible and tragic story.

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#416452 - 09/17/11 08:12 PM Re: swimming safety [Re: elbert]
Bear Offline
Originally Posted By: elbert
We can't customize the beach fronts to accommodate tourists who disregard any commonsense.


on docks longer that 100 feet the best we may be able to do is put signs up and "advise" that beyond the end of the dock you're swimming in a freeway...you may be towing a float and dive flag but youre towing that float and flag in a freeway nonetheless...

I'm still waiting to see the investigation report before i'll climb on any bandwagon.

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