As part of the Blue Flag programme’s education and awareness requirements, the Eden District Municipality (Eden DM) recently arranged for the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) to do a demonstration at the Wilderness Blue Flag Beach.
The purpose was to create awareness of the risks that rip currents pose to swimmers and to educate the public on what to do if they find themselves in potentially dangerous situations. The rescue team also gave a sea rescue demonstration. Part of the project was focussed on educating the public on essential lifesaving skills that can potentially avert the loss of lives through drowning.
The Eden District Municipality, in conjunction with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) distributed information brochures on the beach as part of its environmental education activities.