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Martinique Authorities Concerned Over Spate Of Drownings


The authorities in Martinique have expressed concern over a spate of drownings this year, claiming the lives of ten individuals, including six tourists.

Two tourists died at Diamant beach, where the sea is rough.

Local media reports quoting emergency responders indicated a spike in calls for interventions at sea.

And according to Martinique.France-Antilles, the emergency response group GRIMP reported carrying out more interventions in the past three months than the whole of last year.

The online publication said the average number of annual interventions is twenty.

But so far, GRIMP has carried out 24.

Emergency personnel linked the spike in drownings to, among other things, an increase in the tourist population and unfamiliarity with dangerous areas.


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