Seven Foreigners Rescued At Nilaweli Beach

Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) Lifesavers attached to lifesaving post at Nilaweli in Eastern region rescued seven foreigners with the help of Police Lifesavers while drowning at Nilaweli beach at 0940 hours on 23rd September 2018. The victims were one male and six females from USA and India. A five year old girl was also among them and others were between 26 to 54 years old. The quick response of lifesavers into the incident enabled saving of valuable lives of seven tourists, and rescued persons were handed over to their relatives. This rescue marked the 1114th life rescue of SLCG todate by accomplishing the SLCG Lifesaving motto “We Save Lives”.

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