Local Police and IPSS advise against reckless behavior during season festivities
MyBallito has recently come across some photos and a video that show reckless behaviour by people celebrating the RAGE as well as the festive season!
ABOVE: Someone enjoying the RAGE festival in Ballito in 2016. We were unable to find out if the person in the photo was indeed a Glenwood School Student as suggested by the school sports bag seen in the photo.
ABOVE: A Video posted during December 2014 on Youtube by channel owner Waren0000111. You can watch the video here, WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE – WATCH VIDEO
MESSAGE FROM UMHLALI SAPS:
As we at SAPS Umhlali uncover the Festive period , with endeavour and zest, we appeal to all that a zero tolerance attitude can be expected.
It is expected of everyone to be happy and enjoy the festivities in and around the Dolphin Coast area, however, same must be done within the ambit of the law, also taking into mind that by-laws must also be respected.
Rage celebrators, excessive alcohol abuse, drug related crimes, fighting , drinking and driving, domestic violence, are some of the crimes that will be dealt with seriously and the guilty will definitely face the full might of the law.
SAP Management and staff wishes everyone a blessed festive period, and keep safety above everything. We wish all our tourists and holiday makers a safe stay and a safe journey back home.
MESSAGE FROM IPSS MEDICAL RESCUE:
IPSS Medical Rescue appeal to residents and visitors to the Dolphin Coast, to exercise reasonable caution and responsibility throughout the festive season and the weeks leading up to it. It is always unfortunate to witness first-hand, the spike in calls for emergency assistance over the last 6 weeks of the year, all the way into the first 2-3 weeks of January. Over this period, emergency call volumes have been known to increase in excess of 200%. It is appreciated that fun is the order of the day, however it is imperative that individuals take ownership of their safety; Being on holiday does not make one exempt from incidents and accidents.
Alcohol is almost always a factor. We implore those of legal age to consume alcohol responsibly. Drinking and driving is not tolerated on the North Coast. Make use of the transportation networks available to you. Alcohol and swimming do not mix. So often we encounter situations whereby an intoxicated person or persons, have overestimated their ability and underestimated the dangers relating to their actions. Do not swim after consuming alcohol, never swim in the sea alone and only swim at protected beaches (lifeguards on duty). Alcohol is also a major factor in the majority of pedestrian accidents we attend to; As such we encourage all to be vigilant of drunk pedestrians on roadways. Equally we urge everybody to remember that roads are made for vehicles and the inherent dangers associated with that, prevail.
Speed (in conjunction with alcohol and/or fatigue) is a contributing factor to accidents, that we often see later on in the day and during the early hours of the morning. Speed kills, it is that simple. Slow down, arrive ten minutes later. Rather late than never.
Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially when on the beach. Exercise discretion, remain responsible so that you can enjoy a relaxing holiday in good health. For all emergencies land and water based, remember to call IPSS Medical Rescue on 082 3911 911. Save the number that saves lives.
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