Originally from Pakistan, Babar and his family love spending time at the beach and enjoying the sunshine and waves.

Watch Babar's Story (English)

What can we learn from Babar's story?

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#1

Research before you leave home
Beach safety starts at home. We can all research the beach and ocean conditions before we even leave home by using an app like Beachsafe.
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#2

Pack for a safe day
Making sure we have all the right things to keep us safe both in and out of the water.
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#3

Look for the flags.
By swimming between the flags we can make sure that someone will be there to help us if we get into trouble.
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Always watch your children
Even children who are good swimmers can find themselves in trouble at the beach. Always stay close and observe your children.
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Know your abilities
Understanding your own ability in the water is vital to staying safe. Make an effort to learn to swim, learn to float and learn to survive.
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Enjoy the beach life
We can all spend time at the beach and it is a wonderful place to enjoy time with our family and friends.

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