Mer | Rest buoys: life insurance for reckless bathers in Marseille

Recognizable by their conical shape, their white color and their stainless steel handrails, they are six in number, distributed along the most rugged coast of Marseille, between the Bain des Dames and the Mont-Rose; six resting buoys wet about forty yards from the shore which are a real life-saver for reckless bathers, often surprised by the swell and currents as soon as the sea rises. Buoys including the Marseille Fire Brigade (BMPM) demonstrated their full usefulness yesterday morning during a shipwreck recovery exercise. This device allows, in fact, an exhausted swimmer to find a safe haven and to stay firmly there, with his head out of the water, waiting for the arrival of rescuers, January

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