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Letter to the Editor - March 26: Our deadliest tourist beach

THE two drownings at Park Beach's north wall was an unnecessary tragedy.

Every time I'm at the beach walking my dogs I see families swimming with young children.

I ask if they are visitors and most times the answer is yes. I tell them it's dangerous and people have drowned there.

I point them in the direction of the flagged area and the Jetty Beach. Perhaps the council should consider putting up a very large sign, at the start of the ramp, in different languages, advising people drown there. Visitors see the current sign with a swimmer with a cross through it, and another stating dangerous currents, yet visitors see locals swimming there and think it's ok. After the last drowning a member of the public put up a sign stating "people drown here" and it was taken down.

Trish Welsh

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