Foreigner rescued at Hikkaduwa beach

Lifeguards deployed at Hikkaduwa beach rescued a Russian tourist from drowning around 9.55 am (23rd October).

Duty lifeguards DDS Kumara, IMAR Rathnayaka and MV Madusanka, swooped into action, heaved the victim onto a rescue board, and got him back to shore where he was treated with first aid and saved Mr. V Nadizhda (58) from drowning.

Lifeguards at Hikkaduwa beach continue to educate local as well as foreign tourists to swim between the areas demarcated by flags and to avoid swimming during rough seas.