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Cancun adds more lifeguards to beaches for holiday season

Cancun, Q.R. — The city of Cancun has increased the number of lifeguards along its beaches with the arrival of Semana Santa. The director of Cancun Civil Protection, Antonio Riveroll Ribbón, explained that the city has added an additional 24 lifeguards to its 11 beaches to ensure the safety of beachgoers during the holiday season.

“We have 11 public beaches that we are going to be covering. We have to be very aware of all of them, not just be in one or two. The lifeguards go as a team because in the end for a rescue, you need to have two to four lifeguards for optimal results,” he explained.

However, there are some areas that require special attention due to their particular conditions and characteristics, among them Playa Langosta and Gaviota Azul as well as Caracol.

“For example Playa Langosta, which is 500 meters long, is one beach where we must reinforce with more lifeguards, unlike El Mirador, which is smaller and only 100 meters long. Caracol is another, 100 meters long, but it is a rocky area, while Gaviota Azul has a lot of waves,” he explained.

“What we recommend is that people pay attention to the flags. The green means it is safe to swim, the yellow means to swim with caution and the red flag means no swimming,” he stressed adding that lifeguards will be on duty on Cancun beaches from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.