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Girl knocked into sea by a dune buggy on Xiamen bathing beach

According to the girl’s father, she was playing with sand on the beach when the dune buggy struck her and drove her into the sea     A girl was knocked into sea on Huangcuo Bathing Beach by a dune buggy on June 20. The girl sustained minor injures, and was left in shock.     According to the girl’s father, she was playing with sand on the beach when the dune buggy struck her and drove her into the sea.    Two minors aged 16 to 17 years old, who were on the dune buggy when the accident took place, rushed to save the girl and called for

Xiamen releases environmental quality report for 2014

The Xiamen Environmental Protection Bureau released a report on Xiamen's environmental quality for 2014, which included air quality, water quality and noise pollution.       Air quality:          Xiamen ranked 8th best among 74 major cities in China last year, with 17 polluted days.    The main pollution came from construction sites and vehicle emissions, according to the report.    Huli District witnessed the worst air quality, followed by Haicang

Boy has foot pierced by hidden bamboo stick at Xiamen beach

  There have been many injuries caused by beach garbage this summer     On October 6, a family from Longyan was enjoying their family vacation at the Pearl Bay Beach when a boy in the family missed his step and fell into a 20-centimeter-deep sand pit. When the little boy pulled his foot out of the pit, his parents found that a bamboo stick had pierced his foot. According to the boy’s father, he thinks there is a great possibility that the sand pit was made by a person. Since there was meat residue on the bamboo stick, his guess is that somebody hid the bamboo stick

Xiamen police warn of safety risks after multiple beach drowning accidents

Xiamen maritime police received 95 emergency calls and successfully saved 82 people from January to August this year      Xiamen police have warned swimmers to pay extra attention to the hidden dangers of swimming in the sea around the island. They have again advised swimmers to take protective measures and choose the right time to swim after receiving 95 emergency calls and successfully saving 82 people from January to August this year. Data released showed that most of the accidents occurred at about 16:00-20:00 and drowning accidents mainly occurred in the

4 people drown in 2 weeks, Xiamen facing serious rescue station shortage

    According to media reports, 4 people have drowned in less than half a month in the Baicheng Sea Area this summer. The report also indicated that the rescue station shortage has become a serious problem for Xiamen. According to the report, there are only 4 rescue stations along Xiamen’s 16-kilometer-long coastline, with a total of 16 rescue team members who are forced to use poor rescue facilities. According to the standard of the “Opening Conditions and Technical Requirements for Sporting Places”, the bathing beach should equip one

Xiamen deploys lifeguards at 8 most popular beaches till October

      On July 19th, another lifeguard station was put into service near the “One Country, Two Policies” billboard on Huandao Road in Xiamen. With the new station, the 8 popular beaches in Xiamen all now have lifeguards set up to keep an eye on swimmers’ safety and to respond quickly in order to minimize drowning accidents.    The 110 Water Rescue Team, which was founded in 2013 and currently has 58 members, has joined to watch over the beach near the “One Country, Two Policies” billboard. The Public Security Bureau has

Xiamen reports 16 drowning accidents from 15th June to 15th July

Summer is a drowning accident-prone season, and the government is calling for the related departments to tighten patrols and for the public to swim only in safe areas     According to taihainet.com, a total of 16 drowning accidents were reported in Xiamen from 15th June to 15th July this year.    On Tuesday, a nine-year-old boy was found dead in a fishpond in Xiang’an District. According to the boy’s parents, the boy was playing near the fishpond while they were working in a temple nearby. The fishpond which is very near to the road and there are no

List of 10 dangerous sea areas for swimming in Xiamen released

The water area near the signboard of "One Country, Two Systems" on Huandao Road is an accident-prone area because there are many reefs around.     Most people like to go swimming in the lakes or the sea during the hot summer, and although the government has taken many preventative measures, drowning accidents continue to occur.    Residents and tourists are advised to swim in the following 9 bathing beaches in Xiamen, including Dadeji beach on Gulangyu Island, Pearl Bay Beach, Taiyang Wan beach, Haiyuntai beach, Huangcuo beach, Yefeng Zhai

Woman discovers two pieces of suspected ambergris on Xiamen beach

   In early June this year, a man discovered a clump of ambergris, which was estimated at a value of over 1 million yuan, on Guanyinshan beach, and on June 16th two more pieces of suspected ambergris were found on the same beach by a local woman, according to mnw.cn. The woman, surnamed Zhou, was taking a stroll on the beach and spotted these two pieces of ugly “stone”. They attracted her attention due to their likeness to the ambergris recently reported in the news as being found on the same beach. She brought her findings to Mr. Chen, the owner of a spice

Guanyinshan Beach most suitable for swimming in Xiamen: new report

Guanyinshan Beach.   The water quality of the sea around Xiamen is generally good, according to an environmental quality report published by the municipal Oceanic and Fishery Administration. The water quality of the Dadeng sea area was the best in Xiamen in 2013. The eastern and southern sea areas were also reportedly good. The water in the Tong’an Bay and western sea area were found to be lightly polluted, while the water quality of the Maluan Bay area was reportedly the worst among the 7 sea areas in Xiamen in 2013. The water quality of the public bathing beaches

Swimmers call for more public shower facilities at Huandao Road beaches

  Walking along Huandao Road, many people can be seen playing or swimming in the sea in summer, but there are hardly any public shower room on the beaches.   Xiamen’s Huandao Road has always been the first choice for tourists to enjoy the sunshine and the beach. However, the shortage of public showers near the beaches has now become a big headache for many swimmers and tourists. Walking along Huandao Road, many people can be seen playing or swimming in the sea during the summer, but there are hardly any public shower facilities on the beaches. Instead, quite a

Xiamen to invest RMB50 million in beach restoration projects

Xiamen is expected to carry out beach restoration projects across the city with a total investment of RMB50 million this year, Xiamen Daily reports. The city has carried out renovation projects along the 700-meter-long beach near Zeng Cuo An, the 2200-meter-long beach near Xiamen Conference & Exhibition Center, the 4700-meter-long beach near Tong’an Bay, and many other areas. The wetland restoration along the beach near Xiatanwei Bay is also in full swing. In addition, the city will also commence coastal beach restoration projects in the Haicang and Jimei

Thousands of tourists flock to Huandao Road beaches for clam digging

        Surfing, biking and playing volleyball are just a few of the fun things you can do while visiting Huandao Road beaches. Now, however, tourists in Xiamen have found another fun activity to add to the list: clam digging. On 22nd July, throngs of tourists flocked to Xiamen's Huandao Road to grab the underwater shellfish which were washed up on the beach. After digging for two hours and getting muck caked on their hands and legs, most tourists had filled their buckets with clams. An extremely low tide on the 15th and 16th day of every lunar June

Swimmers call for more public shower facilities at Huandao Road beaches

  Xiamen’s Huandao Road has always been the first choice for tourists to enjoy sunshine and beaches. However, the shortage of public shower rooms on the beaches has now become a big headache for many swimmers and tourists. Walking along Huandao Road, many people can be seen playing or swimming in the sea in summer, but there are hardly any public shower room on the beaches. Instead, quite a few temporary locker rooms have been set up by peddlers who want to cash in. In addition to this, fresh water is offered at high prices for tourists who simply want to wash their feet.

Swimmers warned of dangers at 6 bathing beached in Xiamen

Xiamen police recently published a list of six dangerous bathing beaches that are considered extremely hazardous for swimmers due to bad water quality, complicated flows, hidden rocks, high accident incidences or any of a number of other factors. The six bathing beaches are, 1. The beach near the ”One Country, Two Systems” signboard (“一国两制” 标语牌海域), 2. Baicheng Beach (白城海域), 3. Wuyuan Bay (五缘湾海域), 4. Haiwan Park (海湾公园海域), 5. Zeng Cuo An beach (曾厝安海域), 6. Yefeng Zhai Beach
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