Sand hazards on tourist beaches

Heggie, Travis W. (2013) Sand hazards on tourist beaches. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 11 (2). pp. 123-125.

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Abstract

Visiting the beach is a popular tourist activity worldwide. Unfortunately, the beach environment is abundant with hazards and potential danger to the unsuspecting tourist. While the traditional focus of beach safety has been water safety oriented, there is growing concern about the risks posed by the sand environment on beaches. This study reports on the death and near death experience of eight tourists in the collapse of sand holes, sand dunes, and sand tunnels. Each incident occurred suddenly and the complete burial in sand directly contributed to the victims injury or death in each case report.

Item ID: 32615
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1873-0442
Keywords: tourist; beach; fatality; sand hole
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 01:02
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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