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Safety success on Cabo beaches

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Now that that the main summer season is over, and the schools are back, life is just a little bit quieter on Cabo’s beaches. And yesterday the Navy announced the end of Operation Lifesaver 2016 - the health and rescue program that has been running since mid-July on the beaches of Baja California Sur.

To keep everyone safe during the high summer season the Navy deployed a team of over 4000 staff that covered 151 tourist destinations across the state.

Together they provided support in 1075 instances  on the busiest beaches. Amongst these were 830 cases of medical care for injuries, dehydration and immersion, 179 rescues at sea, 30 missing persons were located and 32 medical transfers.

Cabo had more than their fair share of this support with 123 naval staff (admirals, captains, officers, noncommissioned officers and sailors) plus air and land surface units. And they successfully patrolled – on land and at sea- a total of 17 beaches around Cabo. Two first aid stations were also installed on the busiest beaches.

Operation Life Saver 2016 has done a fantastic job providing safety and security to everyone on the beaches this summer. One of the last successful saves of the season was last Friday at Playa Grande in Cabo, where a 51-year-old woman had been knocked unconscious at sea.  

And just because Operation Life Saver is over for the season don’t think Cabo’s beaches are unmanned or unsafe. There are still the local lifeguards and search and rescue teams who do a great job all year round. Hotels often have their own lifeguards too.

So if you are on the beaches - just pay attention to all advice and weather alerts to ensure you have a safe visit. 

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