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‘The lifeguarding service is a world-class service’

Episode 41 – Born to Save: Salim Mohammad

The lifeguard saved by lifeguarding – a Bangladesh lifesaver reveals the impact of the RNLI’s work in Cox’s Bazar.

With more than 120km of unbroken sands, Cox’s Bazar is home to the world’s longest beach. Water is everywhere in Bangladesh, and every day, 40 children drown there.

RNLI-trained lifeguard Salim Mohammad talks about what inspired him to help save lives in a country where children are frequently only steps away from danger. And he explains why lifeguarding has made a positive impact not only on the locals and tourists of Cox’s Bazar, but also on himself and his family.

In 2012, CIPRB teamed up with the RNLI to start Bangladesh’s first lifeguard service – the SeaSafe project – so people like Salim can help keep locals and visitors to Cox’s Bazar Beach safe. See this article to discover how the project has grown and the lifesaving impact it’s making.