There are fewer lifeguards on the beaches of Burgas. As the number of tourists decreases, concessionaires are reducing the safety of the lanes.
Also, it should be noted that there is a change for the 11 posts on the beach of Burgas North.
“We are gradually starting to close the lifeguard posts. We are also monitoring the beach’s attendance; we hope to have a longer sunny September,” Simeon Tsvetkov, a representative of the concessionaire, commented to BNR.
Petar Rusev, from the band’s water rescue service, elaborates:
“Between September 1 and 15, the number of lifeguards is reduced, and then two positions will remain until the end of the month. There are people swimming and children, and we are watching. We continue to monitor our work from 8 am to 6 pm conscientiously.
The season is ending without a single fatal incident, and the biggest problems for the lifeguards this summer were children left unattended,” added Rusev.
More than 40 children are lost on the beach in North Burgas. Almost every day, there has been such an incident:
“There are many visitors on the beach; parents are distracted by all nationalities – Ukrainians, Russians, ethnic Turks, Roma. The two major incidents on the strip also involved children – in one case, 3 children were saved. In the other case, at Station 7, a child had arrived at 8 am on a yellow flag with a belt. Luckily, the colleagues intervened.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied on the beach, Rusev reminds us.