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Royal Life Saving Society Uk

Uncrowned

THE Royal Life Saving Society will drop the royal from its name and most probably leave the Commonwealth organisation of which it is a branch, a spokesman said.

Wednesday, 18 October, 1995, 12:00am

Spate of deaths at pools may be linked to unqualified lifeguards

LIFEGUARDS who were on duty when swimmers drowned at a luxury hotel, an apartment block and a public pool will be called before a coroner's court next month.

The combined inquest will reveal details of a spate of deaths at Hong Kong swimming pools under lifeguard supervision.

13 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Lifeguards and safeguards

THE scene is a familiar one in Hong Kong. The children are down at the swimming pool. They are in good hands because a lifeguard is there to keep a close eye on them.

Should something go wrong a professional lifesaver will know exactly what to do. But do they? Recent revelations suggest not every lifeguard in Hong Kong has the proper qualifications.

10 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Every parent's nightmare

IT WAS an accident waiting to happen - seven-year-old Yip Ching-yeung drowned in a private pool supervised by a lifeguard whose lifesaving credentials police believe are fake.

Every parent who allows their child to enjoy the fun of a swimming pool trusts that the lifeguard on duty is qualified for the job.

10 Oct 1993 - 12:00am