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Boat patrols to stop lake swimmers

2011-06-14 03:27:11 GMT2011-06-14 11:27:11(Beijing Time)  China Daily

Staff members of the urban administration office try to dissuade a man from swimming in Shichahai Lake in Beijing, June 13, 2011. The office dispatched employees to cruise the lake from 7 am to 2 am to prevent people from swimming. The urban administration workers said the lake is four meters deep in places with weeds, making it hazardous for swimmers. According to local residents, people drown in the lake every year. More people choose to swim outdoors in summer, increasing the risk of drowning. Six girls drowned after they went to swim in a pond in Central China's Hunan province on June 11. [Photo/CFP]

A swimmer goes ashore at the request of the urban administration workers at Shichahai Lake in Beijing, June 13, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

A swimmer goes ashore at the request of the urban administration workers at Shichahai Lake in Beijing, June 13, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

A swimmer goes ashore at the request of the urban administration workers at Shichahai Lake in Beijing, June 13, 2011. [Photo/CFP]

The office dispatched employees to cruise the lake from 7 am to 2 am to prevent people from swimming. The urban administration workers said the lake is four meters deep in places with weeds, making it hazardous for swimmers. According to local residents, people drown in the lake every year. More people choose to swim outdoors in summer, increasing the risk of drowning. Six girls drowned after they went to swim in a pond in Central China's Hunan province on June 11.

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