US Warns About Swimming At Beaches In El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador: The U.S. Embassy in El Salvador issued a warning Monday against swimming off the countrys Pacific coast beaches, citing a high number of deaths.

The embassy wrote that in 2021, an elevated number of U.S. citizens (and persons of other nationalities) have lost their lives due to rip currents and other dangerous conditions at El Salvadors beaches.

The warning says strong undertows and currents make swimming at El Salvadors Pacific Coast beaches extremely dangerous even for experienced swimmers.

It says lifeguards are not always present at beaches in El Salvador and notes that the countrys search and rescue capabilities are limited” while access to medical resources is often inadequate.

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