Sunday, July 04, 2010

More on Beach Safety for a Safe Summer

A little over two years ago I wrote a post about the beach season in Libya and posted a link to a wiki about how to survive a riptide. This innocuous post brought forth a barrage of comments - many quite negative and quite a few that were so horrible that I couldn't even post them! Beach safety became the HOT issue of the day in the blogosphere!

In the end, one commenter was inspired to make a FANTASTIC swim safety video and post it on youtube, and I also posted it my blog in a follow up post.

Well, it's beach season again in Libya. And safety is still an issue. I found an interesting post titled: Recognize the Real Signs of Drowning and Save a Life. Have a look at the links in this post - you just may save a life, it may even be your own!

Tajoura, Libya
Wishing you a safe and happy summer.

1 comment:

  1. I read the link on rip tide safety. I don't understand how a basic primer on beach safety and the importance of learning to swim provoked such vitriol. However one of those who commented, a Musa Ali, is in fact aka Moussa Imbrahim, Gaddaffi's spokesperson. It's chilling to note how he mentions that he has "followed your blog" for over 2 years. It's more likely that he was "monitoring" what your blog for any comments against the "leader."
    Anyway, I enjoy your posts and hope you will provide more descriptions of the current transition in Libya.


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