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Water sports enthusiasts participate in a training session at Tannirbhavi beach in Mangaluru.

MANGALURU: About eight water sports enthusiasts participated in a training and acquired surf rescue and lifeguard skills in the weeklong course held at Tannirbhavi beach from March 8 to 14.
The event was jointly organised by the Mantra Surf Club and Mangalore Surf Club in association with the Indian Lifesaving and Lifesaving Sports Federation (ILLSF).
The engagement with the local surf clubs is a first move towards the dream project of ‘Surfers as Lifesavers’ said Vijay Kumar Sah, vice president of ILLSF.
Sah also emphasised on the importance of educating the people with valuable water safety messages and trained the surf volunteers with the 10 key safety messages developed by Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The training for beach lifeguards included duty of lifeguards, safe beach operations, patrolling, communications, rescue and revival skills.
Sebastian Raj, president, ILLSF, appreciated the candidates for their participation and zest for learning the skills.

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