For the first time female lifeguards will patrol Georgian coasts this summer to prevent incidents and help those in danger.
Nine women from the Batumi Naval Academy will take up duties at first.
More female students have expressed desire to work as lifeguards. Their selection process is ongoing for now,” Megi Partenadze, from the public relations service of the academy told the media.
Those selected as lifeguards have to undergo special training and a first aid course per the agreement signed between the Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and Batumi Naval Academy.
Batumi, Kobuleti, Ureki, Kvariati and Sarpi beaches in western Georgia are most visited in the summer.